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Low wages and family needs: In-work poverty in Europe
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO  
Author/s:  David Benassi, Enrica Morlicchio 
Year:  2021 Issue: 161 Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 34-53 FullText PDF:  259 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2021-161003
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The article discusses the presence of in-work poverty (IWP) in European countries, showing its main characteristics from a comparative point of view. We firstly pre-sent the different approaches to the definition of the problem in the USA and in Europe, disentangling the interaction among family, labour market and welfare policies. In the third section, the rates of IWP and of low wage workers are ana-lysed, while in the fourth section we present the main characteristics of IWP com-paring European countries. The main result of our analysis is that the classic clus-ters of welfare regimes may explain only partially the share and the characteristics of IWP in the EU.
Keywords: Poverty, In-work Poverty, Working Poor, Low-wage

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David Benassi, Enrica Morlicchio, Low wages and family needs: In-work poverty in Europe in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 161/2021, pp. 34-53, DOI:10.3280/SL2021-161003

   

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