Why rising tides dont lift all boats? An explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain
AbstractAbstract: This paper is motivated by the lack of any obvious relationship between aggregate poverty and unemployment in Great Britain. We derive a framework based on individuals' risks of unemployment and poverty, and how these vary over the economic cycle. Analysing the British Household Panel Survey for 1991-96, we are able to square the micro evidence - that unemployment matters for poverty - with the macro picture - that there's no strong link. We then go on to identify which household and individual characteristics are associated with whether an individual's poverty risk is vulnerable to the economic cycle.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE in its series CASE Papers with number case46.
Date of creation: Feb 2001
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Poverty; unemployment; economic cycle;
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- Simon Burgess & Karen Gardiner & Carol Propper, 2001. "Why rising tides don't lift all boats: an explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 6438, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
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