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Measuring Income Risk
Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner, Stephen P Jenkins and Carol Propper
June 2000
Paper No' CASE 040:
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Tags: income risk; demographics; panel data

We provide a critique of the methods that have been used to derive measures of income risk and draw attention to the importance of demographic factors as a source of income risk. We also propose new measures of the contribution to total income risk of demographic and labour market factors. Empirical evidence supporting our arguments is provided using data from the British Household Survey.