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Poverty and Household Composition

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  • Joan R. Rodgers

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This paper has investigated the relationship between poverty and family type, as reflected in the marital status and gender of the head of the family number of factors have been identified as important determinants of poverty for all family types: education and work experience of family members, race, disability, and unemployment of the family head, geographical location, size and composition of the family.

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Paper provided by Levy Economics Institute in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number wp_39.

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Date of creation: Nov 1990
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Handle: RePEc:lev:wrkpap:wp_39

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  1. Joan R. Rodgers, 1991. "Female-Headed Families: Why Are They So Poor?," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_45, Levy Economics Institute.

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