The Sequential Costs of Poverty: What Traditional Measures Overlook
This article proposes a new framework for describing well-being and hardship among low-income families. We describe previously unmeasured costs of being poor as latent, those costs that are hidden and not counted in other poverty measures, and sequential, those costs that are consequential and have subsequent cost implications. Using data from in-depth interviews with cash assistance recipients and working poor heads of household, we explore latent and sequential costs of poverty related to health. Families experience a wide variety of latent and sequential costs associated with their dental, vision, and general health needs.
Elizabeth A. Segal and Laura R. Peck. "The Sequential Costs of Poverty: What Traditional Measures Overlook" Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 23.1 (2006): 227-238.
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