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Changing Pattern of Poverty 1997-2004

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  • Alvaro Angeriz

    (University of Cambridge)

  • Shanti Chakravarty

    (University of Wales, Bangor)

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It has been noted that failure to meet the target set by government for reducing the head count ratio of child poverty in Britain is partly due to the success of government policy in generating economic growth. Apart from missing the argument that absolute poverty is not a meaningful idea, this apology for the failure of government to meet poverty targets also misses wider problems embedded in recent trends in the household income distribution. For example, inequality measures sensitive to the distribution of income amongst the poor suggest that the experience of those remained poor may have worsened.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series HEW with number 0509005.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 16 Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0509005

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Keywords: Poverty; Child Poverty; Income Distribution; FGT; Great Britain.;

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  1. Bruce Bradbury & Markus Jantti, 1999. "Child Poverty across Industrialized Nations," Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series iopeps99/70, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
  2. Sen, Amartya K, 1976. "Poverty: An Ordinal Approach to Measurement," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 44(2), pages 219-31, March.
  3. Clements, Kenneth W & Selvanathan, Antony & Selvanathan, Saroja, 1996. "Applied Demand Analysis: A Survey," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 72(216), pages 63-81, March.
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