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Static and Dynamic Poverty in Spain, 1993-2000

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  • Elena Bárcena Martín

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    (Universidad de Málaga)

  • Frank A. Cowell

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    (London School of Economics)

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We focus on the statics and dynamics of poverty in Spain using income data from the first eight waves of the European Community Household Panel. These data are for the years 1993-2000, a period not sufficiently covered by recent literature. The results confirm the pattern of poverty changes noted by other authors for the early nineteen-nineties. After this period poverty reduces slightly in incidence and intensity, but 2000 is a turning point. In the dynamic perspective, the pattern revealed is one of much mobility, but most of it short-range.

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Volume (Year): 179 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
Pages: 51-77

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Handle: RePEc:hpe:journl:y:2006:v:179:i:4:p:51-77

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Keywords: ECHP; income distribution; poverty dynamics; re-entry and exit rate; static poverty.;

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  1. Ada Ferrer-i-carbonell & X. Ramos & M. Oviedo, 2013. "GINI Country Report: Growing Inequalities and their Impacts in Spain," GINI Country Reports spain, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.

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