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Accounting for poverty differences between the United States, Great Britain and Germany

We propose a framework for comparing the relationship between poverty and personal characteristics across countries (or across years), and use it to compare levels and patterns of relative poverty in the USA, Great Britain and Germany during the 1990s. The higher aggregate poverty rates in the USA and in Britain relative to Germany were mostly accounted for by higher poverty rates conditional on characteristics, which were only partly offset by a more favourable distribution of poverty-relevant characteristics, in particular higher employment rates.

Language
Englisch

Bibliographic citation
Series: ISER Working Paper Series ; No. 2002-14

Classification
Wirtschaft

Event
Geistige Schöpfung
(who)
Biewen, Martin
Jenkins, Stephen P.
Event
Veröffentlichung
(who)
University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
(where)
Colchester
(when)
2002

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Object type

  • Arbeitspapier

Associated

  • Biewen, Martin
  • Jenkins, Stephen P.
  • University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Time of origin

  • 2002

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