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Labour Income, Social Transfers and Child Poverty
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Number of Authors: 32019 (English)In: Social Indicators Research, ISSN 0303-8300, E-ISSN 1573-0921, Vol. 143, no 1, p. 251-276Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper documents the variation in living standards of the poorest fifth of children in rich (and some middle-income) nations, with a focus on the relative importance and interaction of social transfers (net of taxes) and labour market incomes. Overall, the cross-national variation in the disposable income of disadvantaged children is comprised equally of variation in market and transfer income (with the two negatively correlated). The English-speaking countries stand out as all having relatively low market incomes, but substantial variation in transfer income. Their low market incomes reflect low employment hours in Australia and primarily low hours in the UK and Ireland, while in the US and Canada low hours and low pay contribute equally. Comparing incomes prior to and after the 2008 financial crisis, the real disposable incomes of the poorest fifth decreased substantially in Greece, Spain and Ireland, but were relatively stable in other rich nations.

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2019. Vol. 143, no 1, p. 251-276
Keywords [en]
Poverty, Social transfers, Wages, Cross-national comparisons, LIS database
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Sociology Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-171177DOI: 10.1007/s11205-018-1963-7ISI: 000471313800012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-171177DiVA, id: diva2:1341243
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2019-08-08Bibliographically approved

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