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ERIC Number: EJ798180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
The Dynamics of Poverty in the United States: A Review of Data, Methods, and Findings
Cellini, Stephanie Riegg; McKernan, Signe-Mary; Ratcliffe, Caroline
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v27 n3 p577-605 Sum 2008
This paper reviews the literature on poverty dynamics in the U.S. It surveys the most prevalent data, theories, and methods used to answer three key questions: How likely are people to enter, exit, and reenter poverty? How long do people remain in poverty? And what events are associated with entering and exiting poverty? The paper then analyzes the combined findings of the literature, discussing overarching patterns of poverty dynamics, differences among demographic groups, and how poverty probabilities, duration, and events have changed over time. We conclude with a discussion of the policy implications of these findings and avenues for future research. (Contains 2 tables and 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States