Poverty dynamics in eight countries
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Despite very different macroeconomic conditions, demographic structures and degrees of income inequality, favorable income changes among low-income families with children were widespread and strikingly similar across the eight countries in our study. In most European countries, the combination of modest inequality and extensive mobility among the poor enabled virtually all families to avoid relative income deprivation at least occasionally. However, even substantial mobility among the poor in the Unites States could not elevate the living standards of one in seven white and two in five black families to a level that was half that enjoyed by a typical American family.
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- Poverty dynamics in eight countries
Journal of Population Economics
Volume 6, Issue 3 , pp 215-234
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- 1. Survey Research Center, Room 3260 ISR, University of Michigan, P.O. Box 1248, 48106-1248, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
- 2. School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenberg University, Viktoriagatan 30, S-41125, Goteburg, Sweden
- 3. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Mertonstrasse 17, D-60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- 4. CEPS/INSTEAD, Institut Pédagogique, Rue de Diekirch, L-7201, Walferdange, Luxembourg
- 5. Statistics Canada, RH Coats Bldg., 24-M, Tunney's Pasture, K1A 0T6, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- 6. Department of Social Security Studies, Tilburg University, P.O.Box 90153, 5000 LE, Tilburg, The Netherlands
- 7. The Economic and Social Research Institute, 4 Burlington Rd., 4, Dublin, Ireland
- 8. Faculté de Droit, Sciences Economiques et Gestion, L.A.S.A.R.E., Université Nancy II, ADEPS, U.R.A. CNRS 1167, 4, rue de la Ravinelle, F-54000, Nancy, France