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The causes of poverty
 — Background paper to report no 6: Lower incomes
Author(s)Richard Layard, David Piachaud, Mark Stewart
Corporate AuthorRoyal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth; Centre for Labour Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
PublisherHMSO, London, 1978
Pages190 pp (Background paper no 5)
KeywordsPoverty ; Government publications.
AnnotationOne of the issues considered is, how redistributive should the tax and transfer system be, and how should different groups be treated? This report is based on the General Household Survey (GHS) 1975. Ultimately, the concern is with distribution of income relative to needs. Chapter 10 focuses on older people, which notes that more than half of the poor are age 60+. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930512128 B
ClassmarkW6: 6OA

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