To What Extent Is a Transition into Employment Associated with an Exit from Poverty?
AbstractA link between lack of employment and poverty is often made implicitly, but can rarely be enumerated in any sort of satisfactory manner. We would therefore like to ask the question: to what extent does acquiring employment increase a poor household’s probability of exiting poverty? Register data from the entire resident population of Norway serves as the basis for the analysis. We distinguish between full-time and part-time employment and also include an investigation into the effect transfers have on the probability of exiting poverty,with or without a concurrent change in employment status. Norway with its generous social welfare system and well-functioning labor markets provides a unique opportunity to abstract to a certain extent from many complicating factors in investigating these questions.
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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2004
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Other versions of this item:
- Taryn Ann Galloway, 2004. "To What Extent Is a Transition into Employment Associated with an Exit from Poverty," Discussion Papers 382, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2004-02-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2004-02-08 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2004-02-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2004-02-08 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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