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"Why Are Child Poverty Rates Higher in Britain than in Germany? A Longitudinal Perspective"

"Why Are Child Poverty Rates Higher in Britain than in Germany? A Longitudinal Perspective"
"Why Are Child Poverty Rates Higher in Britain than in Germany? A Longitudinal Perspective"
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.
0022-166X
441-465
Jenkins, Stephen P.
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Schluter, Christian
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Jenkins, Stephen P.
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Schluter, Christian
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Jenkins, Stephen P. and Schluter, Christian (2003) "Why Are Child Poverty Rates Higher in Britain than in Germany? A Longitudinal Perspective". Journal of Human Resources, 2 (38), 441-465.

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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.

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Published date: 2003

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Local EPrints ID: 33353
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33353
ISSN: 0022-166X
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Date deposited: 16 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:53

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