Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18046
Authors: 
Biewen, Martin
Jenkins, Stephen P.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
DIW-Diskussionspapiere 311
Abstract: 
We propose a framework for comparing the relationship between poverty and personal characteristics across countries (or across years), and use it to compare levels and patterns of relative poverty in the USA, Great Britain and Germany during the 1990s. The higher aggregate poverty rates in the USA and in Britain relative to Germany were mostly accounted for by higher poverty rates conditional on characteristics, which were only partly offset by a more favourable distribution of poverty-relevant characteristics, in particular higher employment rates.
Subjects: 
Poverty
Singh-Maddala Distribution
JEL: 
D31
C31
D63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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