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Changing fortunes : income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain

Author: Stephen P Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Documents the patterns of income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain and how they have changed over the last two decades. Draws attention to the relationships between changes in income and in other aspects of people's lives: not only in their jobs, earnings and benefits, but also in the households within which they live.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen P Jenkins
ISBN: 9780199226436 0199226431
OCLC Number: 706025020
Description: xx, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : longitudinal perspectives on the income distribution --
Measurement and data. Income over time : measurement issues ; Sources of longitudinal data on income : household panel surveys in context ; The British household panel survey and its income data --
Income mobility. Income mobility and how it has changed over time ; Transitory variation and volatility in income ; Spaghetti unravelled : a model-based description of differences in income-age trajectories --
Poverty dynamics. Poverty dynamics and how they have changed over time ; Routes into and out of poverty and the role of trigger events ; The length of time spent poor : estimates from hazard regression models ; Modelling low income transitions : estimates from a Markov model --
Envoi. Summary and conclusions.
Responsibility: by Stephen P. Jenkins.
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