Finding out the routes to escape poverty : the relevance of demographic vs. labour market events in Spain
Title: Finding out the routes to escape poverty : the relevance of demographic vs. labour market events in Spain
Author: CANTÓ SANCHEZ, Olga
Citation: Review of income and wealth, 2003, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 569-588
ISSN: 0034-6586; 1475-4991
The knowledge of which events are most effective in pushing households out of deprivation should help in designing poverty-alleviating social policy. Using longitudinal data for Spain, we analyze the nature of events pushing poor households out of poverty, adding an interesting decomposition of transitions: the occurrence of an event and the income change implied by it. We find that, similarly to other developed countries, the events that most help Spanish households in leaving poverty are related to changes in labor status of household members. However, non-labor income changes are significantly more important in Spain than elsewhere.
Version of Record online : 4 DEC 2003
Version: Based on content in the author's EUI PhD thesis, 1998 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/4882
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