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Child Poverty in English-Speaking Countries

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  • Micklewright, John

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    (Institute of Education, University of London)

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The paper considers child poverty in rich English-speaking countries – the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland. Do all these countries really stand out from other OECD countries for their levels of child poverty, as is sometimes assumed? And what policies have they adopted to address the problem? ‘Poverty’ is interpreted broadly and hence the available cross-national evidence on educational disadvantage and teenage births is considered alongside that on low household income. Likewise, discussion of policy initiatives ranges across a number of areas of government activity.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1113.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1113

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  1. Laura Blow & Ian Walker & Yu Zhu, 2012. "Who Benefits From Child Benefit?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 50(1), pages 153-170, 01.
  2. Olivier Bargain & Olivier Donni & Monnet Gbakou, 2010. "The Measurement of Child Costs: Evidence from Ireland," Working Papers 201002, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
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  5. Callan, Tim & Coleman, Kieran & Nolan, Brian & Walsh, John R., 2006. "Child Poverty and Child Income Supports: Ireland in Comparative Perspective," Papers BP2007/2, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  6. Francesconi, Marco & van der Klaauw, Wilbert, 2004. "The Consequences of ‘In-Work’ Benefit Reform in Britain: New Evidence from Panel Data," IZA Discussion Papers 1248, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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