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Sweden: The Feminization of Poverty?

Diane Sainsbury and Ann Morissens

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter initially presents the specific matrix of Swedish policies that has contributed to low poverty rates, with special emphasis on women's employment and social rights. It then describes the ... More


Poverty Dynamics and How They Have 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/9780199226436.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines poverty dynamics in Britain from several perspectives: the number of years that people are poor over an interval of fixed length, the extent to which people's longitudinally ... More


Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The poverty rate is one of the most visible ways in which nations measure the economic well-being of their low-income citizens. To gauge whether a person is poor, European states often focus on a ... More


Deconstructing European Poverty Measures

Richard V. Burkhauser

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter considers the implications for the EU of the American experience in measuring poverty. It begins by considering different dimensions within which both the EU and the United States must ... More


Demystifying the Rising Poverty Rate

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0038
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The widespread perception of a spectacular rise in poverty rates in the past decade or so is not substantiated. The evidence shows that the economically active household poverty rate has risen ... More


Gender inequality in poverty in affluent nations: the role of single motherhood and the state

Karen Christopher, Paula England, Sara McLanahan, Katherin Ross, and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter compares modern nations in the dimension of female poverty. The Luxembourg Income Study is used to compare the poverty rates of men and women living in eight Western industrialised ... More


Child poverty across the industrialised world: evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study

Bruce Bradbury and Markus Jäntti

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides the most recent evidence on the variations in child poverty across the industrialised world. It also assesses the contributions of family structure, market incomes, and state ... More


The Disparate Racial Neighborhood Impacts of Metropolitan Economic Restructuring

George Galster, Ronald Mincy, and Mitch Tobin

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The economic restructuring of metropolitan areas has had disparate impacts on neighborhoods populated by minority groups. This chapter examines the impacts of the restructuring of the US economy in ... More


Fighting Poverty: Lessons from Recent U.S. History

Rebecca M. Blank

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses important behavioral changes in low-income families in the 1990s and investigates the role of both the macroeconomy and policy in producing these outcomes. The chapter ... More


The evolution of child poverty in Ireland

Brian Nolan

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter talks about the evolution of child poverty in Ireland over the past ten years. It begins by discussing the macroeconomic and policy contexts, and the data to be employed. This is ... More


Anti-Poverty Effectiveness

Qin Gao

in Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190218133
eISBN:
9780190672966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190218133.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 5 investigates Dibao’s anti-poverty effectiveness. The chapter shows that, based on various poverty lines and across urban and rural areas, Dibao’s anti-poverty effectiveness is limited and ... More


A Problem of Enormous Proportions

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter aims to educate the reader on the enormity of the world's poverty problem. Poverty rates in the world have fallen by half and yet serious poverty remains. There are five ways out of ... More


A Review of Consumption Poverty Estimation for Mozambique

Channing Arndt, Sam Jones, Kristi Mahrt, Vincenzo Salvucci, and Finn Tarp

in Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198744801
eISBN:
9780191805967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744801.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since the end of the civil war in 1992, Mozambique has registered significant progress across a range of monetary and non-monetary poverty indicators at both national and regional levels. This ... More


Public policies that support families with young children: variation across US states

Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, Laura R. Peck, and Amanda J. Lockshin

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses a new approach to understanding how state-level policies may affect childhood poverty in the Unites States. It begins with a section on the opportunities for public ... More


Into the Underclass or Out of the Barrio?: Immigrant Integration in Latino Los Angeles

Edward Orozco Flores

in God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws from census and American Community Survey data (ACS) to evaluate the fitness of Los Angeles as a case study in segmented assimilation theory. It reveals that many elements of ... More


Poverty and Inequality

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter is about the state of inequality and poverty in Europe. We observe differences in poverty rates and income inequality across European countries. At the one extreme, there are the Benelux ... More


Multidimensional Assessment of Child Welfare for Tanzania

Channing Arndt, Vincent Leyaro, Kristi Mahrt, and Finn Tarp

in Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198744801
eISBN:
9780191805967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744801.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Identifying trends in living standards in Tanzania has been a subject of considerable interest. Analysis of a household budget survey conducted in 2007 revealed consumption poverty rates ... More


Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Nigeria

Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Kristi Mahrt, and Olufunke A. Alaba

in Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198744801
eISBN:
9780191805967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744801.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Though Nigeria has achieved rapid economic growth, the extent to which poverty reduction has accompanied this growth remains uncertain. The economy grew strongly over the last decade, even during the ... More


Financial Indicators

Melvin Delgado

in Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163019
eISBN:
9780231538428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163019.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the economic and financial status of millions of baby boomers as they face retirement. It describes the financial power of baby boomers, who are widely considered the ... More


Early Childhood Education Programs: Accounting for Low Enrollment in Immigrant and Minority Families

Donald J. Hernandez, Nancy A. Denton, and Suzanne Macartney

in The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707425
eISBN:
9780814705384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707425.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates educational enrollment at the preschool level for three-, four-, and five-year-olds in the United States, in order to explore racial, ethnic, and nativity differences in ... More


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