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Poverty across states, nations, and continents

Lee Rainwater, Timothy M. Smeeding and John Coder

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/9781861342539.003.0003
Poverty across states, nations, and continents

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This chapter looks at the issues that concern the regional variations in poverty, particularly child poverty. It is primarily concerned with the possible variations in child poverty rates among the 50 United States, as compared to the variations across the nation states of the European Union. The Luxembourg Income Study is used to make comparisons with variations by region in two other countries, namely Australia and Canada.

Keywords: regional variations; child poverty; United States; European Union; Luxembourg Income Study; Australia; Canada

Chapter.  10585 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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