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Title:To what is a transition into employment associated with an exit from poverty? PDF Logo
Authors:Galloway, Taryn Ann
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2004,01
Abstract:A link between lack of employment and poverty is often made implicitly, but can rarely be enumerated in any sort of satisfactory manner. We would therefore like to ask the question: to what extent does acquiring employment increase a poor household’s probability of exiting poverty? Register data from the entire resident population of Norway serves as the basis for the analysis. We distinguish between full-time and part-time employment and also include an investigation into the effect transfers have on the probability of exiting poverty,with or without a concurrent change in employment status. Norway with its generous social welfare system and well-functioning labor markets provides a unique opportunity to abstract to a certain extent from many complicating factors in investigating these questions.
Subjects:Unemployment
Employment
Poverty
JEL:I32
J20
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

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