Hours Constraints and In-Work Poverty

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Sarah Brown

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Stephen Pudney

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Abstract

We develop a new approach to modelling the impact of personal characteristics on the extent of poverty, using propensity score matching methods. This is used to evaluate the contribution of hours constraints to poverty, as revealed in UK and US datasets. The results reveal a significant difference, consistent with the existence of greater labour market flexibility in the US.

Suggested Citation

Brown, Sarah and Pudney, Stephen, Hours Constraints and In-Work Poverty. Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 305-315, July 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=800173

Sarah Brown (Contact Author)

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Stephen Pudney

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

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