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"I Wish I Had 100 Dollars a Month …" - The Intergenerational Transfer of Poverty in Mongolia

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  • Pastore, Francesco

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    (University of Naples II)

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This paper aims to study the mechanisms of the intergenerational transfer of poverty: it considers household poverty as a risk factor for youth poverty. The study is based on a unique, nationally representative School-to-Work Transition survey carried out in 2006 in Mongolia, one of the 50 poorest countries of the world. A young person born in a household living out of $1 a day has a ceteris paribus probability about 4 times greater of dropping out of school, 2.5 times greater of being educationally marginalized and 20 times greater of being a working poor than a contemporary born in a family living out of more than $3 a day.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6487.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6487

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Keywords: transition from plan to market; poverty and inequality; intergenerational transfer of poverty; Mongolia;

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