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Des enfants pauvres malgré des parents en emploi

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  • Bruno Jeandidier


    (BETA - Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée - Université de Strasbourg - UL - Université de Lorraine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Berger Frédéric


    (CEPS - Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Sociales - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche)

The aim of this article is to understand why the relative monetary poverty in Luxembourg concerns one child in five, proportionally more than in Belgium or in France, although the three countries have quite similar poverty rates for the entire population. First it has to be acknowledged that the generosity and the targeting of the Luxembourgish family and social transfers in force in 2006, very similar to the two other countries, do not allow us to explain the particular situation of Luxembourg. Second, the lack of activity of the parents situated around the poverty threshold explains imperfectly the level of child poverty in Luxembourg. Therefore, we turn towards the analysis of wages inequalities, more important in Luxembourg than in the neighbour countries, to find an explanation to our research question.

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Date of creation: 08 Sep 2010
Publication status: Published in Transformations et innovations économiques et sociales en Europe : quelles sorties de crise ? XXXemes Journées de l'Association d'Economie Sociale, Sep 2010, Charleroi, Belgique. Presses universitaires de Louvain, 4, pp.175-191, 2010, Cahiers du CIRTES
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00521579
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  1. Pierre Cahuc & Cette Gilbert & André Zylberberg, 2008. "Salaire minimum et bas revenus," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00638149, HAL.
  2. Peter Whiteford & Willem Adema, 2007. "What Works Best in Reducing Child Poverty: A Benefit or Work Strategy?," OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 51, OECD Publishing.
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