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Why are child poverty rates higher in Britain than in Germany? a longitudinal perspective -journal article-

Jenkins, SP and Schluter, C (2003) 'Why are child poverty rates higher in Britain than in Germany? a longitudinal perspective -journal article-.' Journal of Human Resources, 38 (2). 441 - 465. ISSN 0022-166X

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Abstract

We analyze why child poverty rates were much higher in Britain than in Western Germany during the 1990s, using a framework focusing on poverty transition rates. Child poverty exit rates were significantly lower, and poverty entry rates significantly higher, in Britain. We decompose these cross-national differences into differences in the prevalence of ?trigger events? (changes in household composition, household labor market attachment, and labor earnings), and differences in the chances of making a poverty transition conditional on experiencing a trigger event. The latter are the most important in accounting for the cross-national differences in poverty exit and entry rates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:56
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7910

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