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To What Extent Is a Transition into Employment Associated with an Exit from Poverty?

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Forfattere:

Galloway, Taryn Ann

År:

2004

Referanse:

Memorandum
Nummer i serie: 1

Summary

A link between lack of employment and poverty is often made implicitly, but can rarely be enumerated in any sort of satisfactory manner. We would therefore like to ask the question: to what extent does acquiring employment increase a poor household’s probability of exiting poverty? Register data from the entire resident population of Norway serves as the basis for the analysis. We distinguish between full-time and part-time employment and also include an investigation into the effect transfers have on the probability of exiting poverty, with or without a concurrent change in employment status. Norway with its generous social welfare system and well-functioning labor markets provides a unique opportunity to abstract to a certain extent from many complicating factors in investigating these questions.

Nøkkelord:

Unemployment, Employment, Poverty

JEL:

I 32, J20

Prosjekt info:

Oppdragsgiver: AAD, Inntektsavdelingen
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.:
Frisch prosjekt: 1313 - Inntektsfordeling og inntektsmobilitet

Finansiering:

Norges forskningsråd