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Abstract:

DARP Paper
Static and Dynamic Poverty in Spain, 1993-2000,(published in Hacienda Pública, no 179 (2007), pp. 51-77)
Elena Bárcena Martín and Frank A Cowell January 2006
Paper No' DARP 077:
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JEL Classification: D1; D31; I32


Tags: echp; exit rate; income distribution; poverty dynamics; re-entry rate; spain; static poverty.

We focus on the statics and dynamics of poverty in Spain using data from the first eight waves of the European Community Household Panel from 1994 to 2001, a period not sufficiently covered by recent literature. The results confirm the pattern of poverty changes noted by other authors for the early nineteen-nineties. After this period poverty reduces slightly in incidence and intensity, but 2000 is the turning point. In the dynamic perspective, the pattern revealed is one of much mobility, but most of it short-range.