Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Economic Conditions and Poverty: A Comparison of the 1980s and 1990s

The authors first establish a benchmark for the relationship between poverty rates among family types and unemployment rates in the 1980s and 1990s. The authors then discuss possible reasons for the differences in responsiveness of family poverty to unemployment rates that this benchmark suggests.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2006-031
  • Author(s): Gary A. Hoover and Geoffrey L. Wallace