The Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: Some Causes and Policy Implications
AbstractThe purpose of this report is to investigate the effects of family background factors in determining the intergenerational transmission of poverty in Latin America, drawing on a review of recent studies and empirical work done for this study. Based on the findings of this investigation, the report discusses policy implications and government programs to break the ITP process. The empirical results are based on a sample of Peruvian families that were interviewed in 1985 and 1994 and on the analysis of sixteen countries' cross-sectional data sets obtained from sample surveys in those countries.
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Poverty; Income; Consumption & Saving; Education; intergenerational transmission of poverty (ITP); intergenerational transmission of poverty; poverty and inequality; family background factors and poverty;
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