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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


Poverty in Palanpur

Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies poverty in Palanpur. The meaning of poverty based on a notion of low annual income is contrasted with that based on a notion of lifestyle and readily observed means. A profile of ... More


Income Mobility and How it has Changed over Time

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter first differentiates four dimensions of income mobility: origin dependence, movement, income growth, and income risk. It then presents data about income mobility from the first three ... More


Redistribution of Income

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the role of the government in ensuring basic needs and how that may be managed through income taxes and public expenditure. The analysis is mainly done in the framework of ... More


Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Stephen P. Jenkins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Britain's income distribution is like a multi-story apartment building with the numbers of residents on the different floors corresponding to the concentration of people at different income levels in ... More


The Ideology of Redistribution

Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

in Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199267668
eISBN:
9780191602153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267669.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the ideological beliefs of Americans and Europeans about poverty and income. Europeans are more likely to believe that the poor are trapped in poverty, and that their situation ... More


Introduction: Longitudinal Perspectives on the Income Distribution

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This introductory chapter explains why longitudinal perspectives on income distribution are valuable to have. In addition to being relevant for assessing the degree of income inequality and poverty, ... More


Transitory Variation and Volatility in Income

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines mobility from the perspective of income risk, defined in terms of what economists have labelled the transitory variance of income and income volatility. These measures have ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter draws together the main themes and lessons of the book referring in turn to concepts, research findings and policy implications, data and measures, and modelling approaches. It proposes ... More


Income Mobility

Gary S. Fields

in Employment and Development: How Work Can Lead From and Into Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198815501
eISBN:
9780191853166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815501.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Income mobility means different things to different people. This chapter explains the six different mobility concepts used in the literature, reviews the various indices used in the mobility ... More


The pessimism of earlier academic mobility analysis

Geoff Payne

in The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447310662
eISBN:
9781447310686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310662.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

A review of three key mobility studies demonstrates that all the blame for under-estimating mobility does not lie with the ‘Westminster Bubble’. The highly influential LSE study in 1954 produced ... More


What Happened to Horatio Alger?: U.S. Trends in Inequality and Opportunity in Comparative Perspective

Carol Graham

in Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169460
eISBN:
9781400884971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169460.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter highlights the complexity of measuring inequality, both because of its many different facets, each of which can matter differently to different people, and because of the complexity of ... More


Income mobility in South Africa

Julian May

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0039
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses measurements of income mobility in South Africa. It considers data from Statistics South Africa, the official statistics agency; unofficial data such as that from the All Media ... More


Employment and Development: How Work Can Lead From and Into Poverty

Gary S. Fields

Janneke Pieters (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198815501
eISBN:
9780191853166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815501.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world is plagued by a plethora of economic problems, which is why economics is sometimes called “the dismal science”. Two of these problems are at the core of this volume. One is the huge extent ... More


Introduction

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman

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/9780226475837.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

It is not difficult to motivate attempts to reduce childhood poverty. Children living in poverty are more likely to experience developmental problems, attend inferior schools, and suffer from poor ... More


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