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Poverty Transitions among Older Households in Brazil and South Africa

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  • Armando Barrientos

    (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.)

  • Julia Mase

    (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.)

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    Using a panel data set of older people and their households in Brazil and South Africa, the article provides estimates of changes in the poverty status transitions of older people and their households over time, assessing the extent to which some panel households managed to escape from poverty, while others fell into poverty, and others remained persistently poor or persistently non-poor. It also provides an exploratory analysis of the factors associated with poverty transitions. The article finds that mean improvements in well-being among older households net out significant transitions into, and out of, poverty.A l’aide de données de panel de ménages âgés au Brésil et en Afrique du Sud, cet article évalue l’évolution dans le temps de la transition du statut de pauvreté des personnes âgées et de leurs ménages. Nous évaluons en particulier dans quelle mesure certains ménages sont parvenus à sortir de la pauvreté, alors que d’autres se sont appauvris, et d’autres encore restent pauvre ou non pauvre de manière persistante. Nous effectuons également une analyse exploratoire des facteurs associés avec ces processus de transitions. Nous constatons que les améliorations moyennes du bien être des ménages âgés peuvent induire des entrées tant que des sorties de la pauvreté.

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal European Journal of Development Research.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (September)
    Pages: 570-588

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