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Why rising tides don't lift all boats: an explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain

Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner and Carol Propper

LSE Research Online Documents on Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library

Abstract: This paper is motivated by the lack of any obvious relationship between aggregate poverty and unemployment in Great Britain. We derive a framework based on individuals' risks of unemployment and poverty, and how these vary over the economic cycle. Analysing the British Household Panel Survey for 1991-96, we are able to square the micro evidence - that unemployment matters for poverty - with the macro picture - that there's no strong link. We then go on to identify which household and individual characteristics are associated with whether an individual's poverty risk is vulnerable to the economic cycle.

Keywords: Poverty; unemployment; economic cycle (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I32 E24 D31 E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-02
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