Transition Events in the Dynamics of Poverty. II.2. Findings from the Literature

09/01/2002

What do we know about the probabilities and events associated with changes in poverty over the last three decades? This section presents results from the various poverty studies discussed above. Turning back to the two questions addressed in this review of the poverty transitions literature, we present some answers to the following: (1) What are the probabilities associated with entries into, exits from, and reentries into poverty? and (2) What are the events associated with entries into and exit from poverty?

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