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Working poverty is a widespread but under-analyzed and poorly-measured problem in the US

Thiede, Brian C., Lichter, Daniel T. and Sanders, Scott R. (2015) Working poverty is a widespread but under-analyzed and poorly-measured problem in the US. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Sep 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Data and statistics are integral to policymakers in government trying to tackle problems such as working poverty. And yet, estimates of the proportion of working poor in the US vary from 2 to 19 percent. In new research, Brian C. Thiede, Daniel T. Lichter, and Scott R. Sanders seek to explain the variation in statistics around those in working poverty. They write that estimates about the magnitude of working poverty, and on its incidence among racial and ethnic groups can be sensitive to the often technical choices, often based on assumptions about how people get into poverty, made by those who are doing the estimating.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 07:38
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75757

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