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Persistent poverty and lifetime inequality: the evidence

Glennerster, Howard, Hills, John, Kiernan, Kathleen, Le Grand, Julian and Power, Anne (1999) Persistent poverty and lifetime inequality: the evidence. CASEreport 5. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This report summarises presentations and discussion at a workshop on ‘Persistent Poverty and Lifetime Inequality’ organised by HM Treasury and chaired by John Hills, Director of the ESRC Resarch Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. It took place on 17 and 18 November 1998. A list of presenters is included overleaf. The organisers are very grateful to all participants for their contributions to the debate summarised here. The Treasury decided to hold this workshop to encourage debate and extend understanding of the causes of persistent poverty and inequality of opportunity, drawing on the large amount of new research using panel datasets*. These new datasets make it possible to move from a static analysis of poverty and inequality to a dynamic focus. Looking at the dynamics of poverty and inequality of opportunity enables us to pinpoint the processes and events which lead people to be at greater risk of low income and poorer life chances. These data provide a much firmer underpinning for policies which aim to tackle these problems at source.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 1999 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: CASEreport 5
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 09:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28299/

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