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Child poverty across the industrialised world: evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study

Bruce Bradbury and Markus Jäntti

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342539
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301738 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0002
Child poverty across the industrialised world: evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study

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This chapter provides the most recent evidence on the variations in child poverty across the industrialised world. It also assesses the contributions of family structure, market incomes, and state transfers to this variation. The chapter provides a brief description of the methods that were used to measure poverty, followed by a section on the ordering of countries by child poverty for the most recent available wave of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). Poverty trends that can be estimated via the LIS data and the role of the public sector in affecting the rates of poverty are also discussed.

Keywords: variations in poverty; child poverty; recent evidence; measuring poverty; ordering of countries; Luxembourg Income Study; poverty rates

Chapter.  6774 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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