Inequality and Poverty across Generations in the European Union

Author/Editor:

Tingyun Chen ; Jean-Jacques Hallaert ; Alexander Pitt ; Haonan Qu ; Maximilien Queyranne ; Alaina Rhee ; Anna Shabunina ; Jérôme Vandenbussche ; Irene Yackovlev

Publication Date:

January 24, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This SDN studies the evolution of inequality across age groups leading up to and since the global financial crisis, as well as implications for fiscal and labor policies. Europe’s population is aging, child and youth poverty are rising, and income support systems are often better equipped to address old-age poverty than the challenges faced by poor children and/or unemployed youth today.

Series:

Staff Discussion Notes No. 18/01

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 24, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484338445/2617-6750

Stock No:

SDNEA2018001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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