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Why rising tides don't lift all boats: an explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain

Burgess, Simon and Gardiner, Karen and Propper, Carol (2001) Why rising tides don't lift all boats: an explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain. CASEpaper, CASE/46. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper is motivated by the lack of any obvious relationship between aggregate poverty and unemployment in Great Britain. We derive a framework based on individuals' risks of unemployment and poverty, and how these vary over the economic cycle. Analysing the British Household Panel Survey for 1991-96, we are able to square the micro evidence - that unemployment matters for poverty - with the macro picture - that there's no strong link. We then go on to identify which household and individual characteristics are associated with whether an individual's poverty risk is vulnerable to the economic cycle.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 2001 Simon M Burgess, Karen Gardiner and Carol Propper
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
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: 04 Jul 2008 10:00
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 15:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/6438

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