'I Wish I Had 100 Dollars a Month …' - The Intergenerational Transfer of Poverty in Mongolia

43 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2012

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Francesco Pastore

Seconda Università di Napoli - Dipartimento di Discipline Giuridiche ed Economiche Italiane Europee e Comparate; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This paper aims to study the mechanisms of the intergenerational transfer of poverty: it considers household poverty as a risk factor for youth poverty. The study is based on a unique, nationally representative School-to-Work Transition survey carried out in 2006 in Mongolia, one of the 50 poorest countries of the world. A young person born in a household living out of $1 a day has a ceteris paribus probability about 4 times greater of dropping out of school, 2.5 times greater of being educationally marginalized and 20 times greater of being a working poor than a contemporary born in a family living out of more than $3 a day.

Keywords: transition from plan to market, poverty and inequality, intergenerational transfer of poverty, Mongolia

JEL Classification: D63, H24, J62, I32, P36

Suggested Citation

Pastore, Francesco, 'I Wish I Had 100 Dollars a Month …' - The Intergenerational Transfer of Poverty in Mongolia. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6487, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2043489

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