Child Poverty in a Regional Perspective : A Study of Sweden 1990 and 2010

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Child Poverty in a Regional Perspective : A Study of Sweden 1990 and 2010
Author(s) Rauhut, Daniel ; Lingärde, Svante
Date 2014
English abstract
When the issue of welfare is addressed in Sweden analysis is usually focused on the national level, in a smaller number of cases on the local level, but rarely on the regional level. Studies of poverty are no exception. The aim of this paper is to analyse child poverty in Sweden, from a regional perspective, in 1990 and 2010. A multivariate cross-section OLS regression model is used to estimate regional factors causing child poverty. Regional macro data is used. The findings indicate that old industrial regions experience greater child poverty. The statistical analysis shows that when the share of foreign-born individuals increases in the regional population, so does the regional share of children living on social assistance. Higher incomes lower the regional share of children living on social assistance.
Swedish abstract
Svensk välfärdsforskning fokuseras vanligen på den nationella nivån, i viss utsträckning på den lokala nivån, men sällan på den regionala nivån. Studier av fattigdom är inget undantag. Denna artikel syftar till att analysera barnfattigdom i Sverige i ett regionalt perspektiv för åren 1990 och 2010. En multivariat modell för OLS-tvärsnittsregression används för att skatta faktorer på regional nivå som orsakar barnfattigdom. Regionala makrodata används. Resultaten tyder på att gamla industriregioner har högre barnfattigdom. Den statistiska analysen visar att andelen barn som lever i hushåll med ekonomiskt bistånd ökar med andelen utlandsfödda i regionen. Andelen barn med ekonomiskt bistånd minskar med ökad regional medelinkomst.
Link http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/fyp/article/view/48427 (external link to publication)
Publisher The Population Research Institute
Host/Issue Finnish Yearbook of Population Research;
Volume 49
ISSN 1796-6183
Pages 123-141
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) child poverty
foreign born
income
single parents
unemployment
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20020 (link to this page)

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