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Child poverty and policies.

In many countries there is a higher incidence of income poverty among children than in the adult population.[1] This is particularly acute in developing areas like Latin America but affects developed nations too.[2] In the United States (US), for instance, … Continue reading

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Since when do public authorities care about poverty (3/3)

2nd Poverty Enlightenment – Mid 20th century onwards There exists nowadays a widespread agreement on the idea that poverty is a social plague against which governments and international institutions must take action. As a recent paper by Martin Ravallion explains, this … Continue reading

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Extending the household

Most economic and demographic surveys are held at the household level. Hence, we do not observe the individual behaviour of members residing in the household, nor do we observe the members of the family who do not reside in the … Continue reading

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Since when do public authorities care about poverty (2/3)

1st Poverty Enlightenment – From the late 18th to the mid of the 20th century. There exists nowadays a widespread agreement on the idea that poverty is a social plague against which governments and agencies must take action. As a … Continue reading

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Since when do public authorities care about poverty (1/3)

In the last 15 years, several international institutions have identified the reduction of poverty as one of their main objectives. The United Nations made it one of its height Millennium Development Goals and the European Commission identified it as one … Continue reading

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Anti-poverty policies in Europe – Where are the Economists?

In 2001 the European Union has made explicit the goal of reducing poverty and social exclusion as part of the Lisbon Strategy. The Europe 2020 framework emphasizes this goal as one of the main objectives of the European growth strategy … Continue reading

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