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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)

Abstract

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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  • Alvaro Angeriz & Shanti Chakravarty, 2005. "Changing Pattern of Poverty 1997-2004," HEW 0509005, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0509005 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 27
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    1. Sen, Amartya K, 1976. "Poverty: An Ordinal Approach to Measurement," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 44(2), pages 219-231, March.
    2. 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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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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