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Patterns of childhood poverty: New challenges for policy

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  • Karl Ashworth

    (Professor of Social Policy Research and Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom)

  • Martha Hill

    (Senior Study Director at the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)

  • Robert Walker

    (Professor of Social Policy Research and Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom)

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    Poverty takes many forms. Using data from the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics, this article (1) distinguishes different kinds of childhood poverty, defined in terms of the spacing, severity, and duration of spells; and (2) establishes the extent and distribution of childhood poverty, employing new measures that take into account both duration and severity. Some strategies for targeting assistance on particular forms of poverty are briefly considered.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 658-680

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:13:y:1994:i:4:p:658-680
    DOI: 10.2307/3325492
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    1. David T. Ellwood & Thomas J. Kane, 1989. "The American Way of Aging: An Event History Analysis," NBER Working Papers 2892, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Robert Haveman & Barbara Wolfe & James Spaulding, 1991. "Childhood events and circumstances influencing high school completion," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 28(1), pages 133-157, February.
    3. Mary Corcoran & Roger Gordon & Deborah Laren & Gary Solon, 1992. "The Association between Men's Economic Status and Their Family and Community Origins," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 27(4), pages 575-601.
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