Accounting for Poverty Differences between the United States, Great Britain, and Germany
AbstractWe propose a framework for comparing the relationship between poverty and personal characteristics across countries (or across years), and use it to compare levels and patterns of relative poverty in the USA, Great Britain and Germany during the 1990s. The higher aggregate poverty rates in the USA and in Britain relative to Germany were mostly accounted for by higher poverty rates conditional on characteristics, which were only partly offset by a more favourable distribution of poverty-relevant characteristics, in particular higher employment rates.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 311.
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Date of creation: 2002
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Poverty; Singh-Maddala Distribution;
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- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ACC-2002-11-04 (Accounting & Auditing)
- NEP-ALL-2002-11-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2002-11-10 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-LTV-2002-11-04 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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