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May 1, 2001

1 May 2001

La pauvreté n'est pas une condition permanente

Economic note (in French) on poverty and social mobility

Some public statements in the media on the topic of poverty contain exaggerations and even downright falsehoods. We often get the impression that low-income people are very numerous and that this is a permanent condition for most of them. This perception in fact runs counter to reality. The duration of poverty is one area where social mobility research can provide answers. Greater social mobility is allowing for better adaptation to continuing economic change.


Appendix 1 :: Personnes à faible revenu, 1993 à 1998.

Appendix 2 :: Personnes de 16 ans et plus à faible revenu, 1993 à 1998.


MEI in the Media

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