chapter  2
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Differences in Social-Transfer Support and Poverty for Immigrant Families with Children: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)

There is considerable agreement on the appropriate measurement of poverty in a cross-national context. Most of the available studies and papers share many similarities that help guide our methodological strategy. Differing national experiences in social transfer and antipoverty programs provide a rich source of information for evaluating the effectiveness of alternative social policies in fighting poverty. While most rich nations share a concern over low incomes, poverty measurement began as an Anglo-American social indicator and this concern led to a wider range of countries that now measure poverty.1