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Poverty traps and affluence shields: modelling the persistence of income position in Chile

Prieto Suarez, Joaquin (2021) Poverty traps and affluence shields: modelling the persistence of income position in Chile. International Inequalities Institute Working Papers (66). International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

I propose analysing the dynamics of income positions using dynamic panel ordered probit models. I disentangle, simultaneously, the roles of state dependence and heterogeneity (observed and non-observed) in explaining income position persistence, such as poverty persistence and affluence persistence. I apply my approach to Chile exploiting longitudinal data from the P-CASEN 2006–2009. First, I find that income position mobility at the bottom and the top of the income distribution is much higher than the expected, showing signs of high economic insecurity. Second, the observable individual characteristics have a much stronger impact than true state dependence to explain individuals’ current income position in the income distribution extremes.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/International-Inequalities/P...
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 07:51
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 07:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110719

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