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dc.contributor.authorCrettaz, Eric
dc.contributor.authorBonoli, Giuliano
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-15T14:56:33Z
dc.date.available2010-10-15T14:56:33Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3985
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this article is to distinguish between different types of working poverty, on the basis of the mechanisms that produce it. Whereas the poverty literature identifies a myriad of risk factors and of categories of disadvantaged workers, we focus on three immediate causes of in-work poverty, namely low remuneration rate, weak labor force attachment, and high needs, the latter mainly due to the presence of children (and sometimes to the increase in needs caused by a family breakup). These three mechanisms are the channels through which macroeconomic, demographic and policy factors have a direct bearing on working households. The main assumption tested here is that welfare regimes strongly influence the relative weight of these three mechanisms in producing working poverty. Our figures confirm this hypothesis and show that low-wage employment is a key factor but, by far, not the only one, and that family policies broadly understood play a decisive role, as well as patterns of labour market participation and integration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesREC-WPen
dc.relation.ispartofseries12 / 10en
dc.subjectworking povertyen
dc.subjectwelfare regimesen
dc.subjectwelfare stateen
dc.subjectpoverty mechanismsen
dc.titleWhy Are Some Workers Poor? The Mechanisms that Produce Working Poverty in a Comparative Perspectiveen
dc.typeWorking Paperen


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