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Using household panel data to understand the intergenerational transmission of poverty

Jenkins, Stephen P. and Siedler, Thomas (2007) Using household panel data to understand the intergenerational transmission of poverty. CPRC working paper, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, Manchester, UK. ISBN 1904049737

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Abstract

This paper discusses how household panel surveys can be informative about the intergenerational transmission of poverty. We consider issues both of data and of the statistical methods that may be applied to those data. Although the data focus is on panel surveys from developed countries, we also briefly consider data availability in developing countries. We set out a list of survey data requirements for intergenerational analysis, and then discuss how the main household panel surveys in developed countries meet the criteria. In order to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of household panel surveys, the section also compares them with other types of longitudinal studies. Next, we review the estimation methods that have been used to examine the intergenerational transmission of poverty when using household panel surveys. Finally, we provide three examples of household panel surveys in developing countries (Indonesia, Malaysia and Mexico) that meet the data requirements for analysis of the intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.chronicpoverty.org/
Additional Information: © 2007 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: Department for International Development
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 17:22
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32143/

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