Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125331
Authors: 
Biewen, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 103
Abstract: 
A considerable part of the poverty that is measured in a single period is transitory rather than persistent. In most countries, only a portion of people who are currently poor are persistently poor. People who are persistently poor or who cycle into and out of poverty should be the main focus of anti-poverty policies. Understanding the characteristics of the persistently poor, and the circumstances and mechanisms associated with entry into and exit from poverty, can help to inform governments about options to reduce persistent poverty. Differences in poverty persistence across countries can shed additional light on possible sources of poverty persistence.
Subjects: 
poverty
inequality
income dynamics
JEL: 
I32
D60
D31
C01
C54
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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