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Comparing child wealth inequality across countries

Pfeffer, Fabian T. and Waitkus, Nora (2021) Comparing child wealth inequality across countries. RSF, 7 (3). pp. 28-49. ISSN 2377-8253

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Identification Number: 10.7758/RSF.2021.7.3.02

Abstract

This article compares the wealth situation of children across fourteen countries. Children experience lower levels of wealth than the rest of the population, seniors in particular. We show that, in most countries, child wealth is distributed substantially more unequally than the wealth of seniors. We also demonstrate that an international ranking of child wealth inequality diverges sharply from one based on child income inequality. The wealth situation of children in the United States is exceptional: they lag further behind seniors in terms of their wealth and face the highest levels of wealth inequality and, by far, wealth concentration.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.jstor.org/journal/rsf
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors, Russell Sage Foundation.
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 18:09
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 10:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112761

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