Neighbourhood Child Poverty in Sweden
AbstractThis paper takes a fresh look at child poverty at the neighbourhood level in the three metropolitan regions of Sweden using unique data for 1990, 1996 and 2002. We find that the number of neighbourhoods with high child poverty rates is much larger in 2002 than in 1990, but also that most poor children in the three regions live outside poor neighbourhoods. A disproportionally large fraction of children with backgrounds from low- and middle-income countries live in poor neighbourhoods. Regression analysis shows that high neighbourhood poverty rates are mainly due to parents’ low employment and to low parental education.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4881.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Publication status: published in: Peter Saunders and Roy Sainsbury (eds.), Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rich and Poorer Countries. International Studies on Social Security volume 16, Intersentia Publishing, 2010
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