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ERIC Number: EJ822392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Why Are Child Poverty Rates Higher in Britain than in Germany? A Longitudinal Perspective
Jenkins, Stephen P.; Schluter, Christian
Journal of Human Resources, v38 n2 p441-465 Spr 2003
We analyze why child poverty rates were much higher in Britain than in Western Germany during the 1990s, using a framework focusing on poverty transition rates. Child poverty exit rates were significantly lower, and poverty entry rates significantly higher, in Britain. We decompose these cross-national differences into differences in the prevalence of "trigger events" (changes in household composition, household labor market attachment, and labor earnings), and differences in the chances of making a poverty transition conditional on experiencing a trigger event. The latter are the most important in accounting for the cross-national differences in poverty exit and entry rates. (Contains 1 figure, 17 footnotes, and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom (Great Britain)