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Income Dynamics and Social Mobility

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Presents evidence on income dynamics, using data from longitudinal surveys that track what has happened to the same people over time. Discusses what such information can tell us, and why it might be ... More


Summary and conclusions

Stephen P. Jenkins, Andrea Brandolini, John Micklewright, and Brian Nolan

in The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671021
eISBN:
9780191750601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671021.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The final chapter summarizes what the six country case studies, together with the evidence from the 21 OECD countries provided in Chapter 2, suggest about the short-term distributional impact of the ... More


Dropout Prevention and College Prep

Bridget Terry Long

in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475813
eISBN:
9780226475837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The benefits of education are substantial in terms of both monetary and nonmonetary returns. Investments in high school dropout prevention and college preparatory programs could greatly reduce ... More


The Study of Villages and the Understanding of Development: Building the Evidence

Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, and Nicholas Stern

in How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198806509
eISBN:
9780191844102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806509.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces the idea of the village study as a lens through which to examine and learn about economic development. The particular advantages of longitudinal village studies—tracking the ... More


Tracing Occupational Mobility/Immobility among Informal Transport Workers

Matteo Rizzo

in Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Chapter 6 unpicks the long-term dynamics of occupational mobility or immobility of daladala workers. By drawing on the list of the 121 transport workers who were members of the association in 2002, ... More


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