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Vulnerable households and variable incomes

Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra and Cowell, Frank (2006) Vulnerable households and variable incomes. 79. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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In this paper we examine the concept of "vulnerability" within the context of income mobility of the poor. We test for the dynamics of vulnerable households in the UK usingWaves 1 - 12 of the British Household Panel Study and find that, of three different types of risks that we test for, household-specific shocks and economy-wide aggregate shocks have the greatest impact on consumption, in comparison to shocks to the income stream.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2006 Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Frank Cowell
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:48

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