Labour income , social transfers and child poverty ( Version : July 2017 )

  title={Labour income , social transfers and child poverty ( Version : July 2017 )},
  author={Bruce Bradbury and Markus J{\"a}ntti and Lena Lindahl},
This paper documents the variation in living standards of the poorest fifth of children in rich (and some middle-income) nations, with a focus on the relative importance and interaction of social transfers (net of taxes) and labour market incomes. Overall, the cross-national variation in the disposable income of disadvantaged children is comprised equally of variation in market and transfer income (with the two negatively correlated). The English-speaking countries stand out as all having… CONTINUE READING

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