A cohort perspective of youth poverty in the United States

Daria Mendola, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Maria Sironi, University of Oxford
Arnstein Aassve, Università Bocconi

The aim of this paper is to study the degree of poverty persistence of American young adults and its evolution. Using data from NLSY79 and NLSY97, respectively, we compared two cohorts followed along eight years (in the 1980s and in the 2000s) to asses which socio-economic characteristics preserve them to fall in chronic poverty or determine the duration and severity of this detrimental experience.

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