Poverty persistence in Britain: A multivariate analysis using the BHPS, 1991–1997
AbstractThis paper uses longitudinal data from the BHPS, waves 1-7, to document low-income dynamics for individuals living in Britain in 1990s. Poverty entry and exit hazard rates are estimated and used to calculate the distribution of time spent poor over a six-year period. The results underline the importance of accounting for individualsâ€™ repeated spells of poverty when measuring poverty persistence. Using discrete-time proportional hazard rate models, the paper then seeks to â€˜explainâ€™ and forecast the observed chances of exit/entering poverty and the distribution of time spent in poverty for individuals with selected characteristics. The socio-economic correlates of the observed poverty patterns are investigated, including the relative importance of both household and individual characteristics.
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Volume (Year): 9 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
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Poverty Dynamics; Poverty Persistence; Multiple Spells; Hazard Rate Models; I32; I31;
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- Francesco Devicienti, 2002. "Poverty persistence in Britain: A multivariate analysis using the BHPS, 1991â€“1997," Journal of Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 77(1), pages 307-340, December.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
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