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Between Social Structure Inertia and Changing Biographies: Trajectories of Material Deprivation in Switzerland

Katia Iglesias, Eric Crettaz & Christian Suter

Résumé This contribution adresses the topic of poverty and its prevalence over life in contemporary Switzerland. We analyze sequences of material deprivation over years using data of the Swiss household panel from 1999 to 2013. This confirms the inertia a social structure in Swiss society, with more than 80 percent of the population staying in a same or similar status regarding poverty over the period. Elements related to the individualization thesis of social destiny are, however, remarquable. Multinomial logistic regressions of determinants of poverty trajectories confirm this global conclusion. In order to control for the impact of the household structure and changes, determinants are innovatively constructed at the household level rather than individual.
   
Mots-clés Pauvreté, privation matérielle, analyses longitudinales, Suisse,
Poverty, deprivation, longitudinal analysis, Switzerland
   
Citation Iglesias, K., Crettaz, E., & Suter, C. (2018). Between Social Structure Inertia and Changing Biographies: Trajectories of Material Deprivation in Switzerland. In Social Dynamicy in Swiss Society. (Vol. 9, pp. 113-128). Cham: SpringerOpen.
   
Type Chapitre de livre (Anglais)
Année 2018
Titre du livre Social Dynamicy in Swiss Society
Editeur commercial SpringerOpen (Cham)
Volume 9
Pages 113-128
Titre de la collection Life Course Research and Social Policies
Liée au projet Inégalités des revenus et de la fortune, privations et bi...