Summary and Conclusions

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199226436
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728457 | DOI:
Summary and Conclusions

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This chapter draws together the main themes and lessons of the book referring in turn to concepts, research findings and policy implications, data and measures, and modelling approaches. It proposes a number of topics for future research on income mobility and poverty dynamics. They include further work on: the normative underpinnings of different patterns of mobility; explanations for differences in patterns and trends in Britain compared to other countries; the impact of recent tax-benefit changes and of the 2007–8 recession; the design of policies to promote individual income growth and reduce poverty persistence; the nature of measurement error in incomes; longitudinal data collection; and modelling approaches taking account of both economic and demographic changes within households.

Keywords: income mobility; poverty dynamics; anti-poverty policy; measurement error; tax-benefit system; longitudinal data

Chapter.  5156 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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