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Adaptation to poverty in long-run panel data

Clark, Andrew E., D'Ambrosio, C., Ghislandi, S. (2016) Adaptation to poverty in long-run panel data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 98 (3). pp. 591-600. ISSN 0034-6535. (doi:10.1162/REST_a_00544) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We consider the link between poverty and subjective wellbeing and focus in particular on potential adaptation to poverty. We use panel data on almost 54,000 individuals living in Germany from 1985 to 2012 to show, first, that life satisfaction falls with both the incidence and intensity of contemporaneous poverty. We then reveal that there is little evidence of adaptation within a poverty spell: poverty starts bad and stays bad in terms of subjective well-being. We cannot identify any cause of poverty entry that explains the overall lack of poverty adaptation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1162/REST_a_00544
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Andrew Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 10:39 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69179 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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