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Poverty Dynamics in Four OECD Countries

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  • Pablo Antolín
  • Thai-Thanh Dang
  • Howard Oxley

This study examines the dynamics of poverty for four OECD countries (Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States). It provides information on patterns of poverty, which groups stay in poverty the longest, and household/individual characteristics and life-course events which appear to be most closely associated with transitions into and out of poverty and the length of time individuals stay in poverty. The analysis finds that the number of people touched by poverty over a six year period is significantly larger that the poverty rate might suggest, but the share of those staying poor for a long time is much smaller. The data suggest that longer-term poor are concentrated among women, lone parents and older single individuals. The study finds that employment status is the main factor affecting transitions into and out of poverty and the duration of poverty ... Cette étude examine la dynamique de la pauvreté dans quatre pays de l’OCDE (Canada, Allemagne, Royaume Unis et États Unis). Elle fournit des informations détaillées sur la structure de la pauvreté, les groupes qui se trouvent dans la pauvreté de longue durée, les caractéristiques des ménages/ individus et les événements étroitement associés aux périodes de transitions ainsi que la longueur des périodes de pauvreté. Le nombre d’individus touchés au moins une fois par la pauvreté au cours des 6 dernières années est plus important que ne le suggèrent les taux de pauvretés statiques. En revanche, les individus subissant un état de pauvreté persistante s’avèrent être moins nombreux. Les données montrent que les femmes, les familles monoparentales et les retraités vivant seuls sont plus fortement concentrés dans la pauvreté de longue durée. Enfin, parmi les facteurs analysés, l’emploi et ses changements apparaissent comme déterminant sur les mouvements d’entrée et de sortie ainsi que ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 212.

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Date of creation: 23 Apr 1999
Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:212-en
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