• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Data and Definitions
  • 2.1 Data
  • 2.2 Definition of income trajectories
  • 3. Income Trajectories over the Life Cycle
  • 3.1 Definition of life stages
  • 3.2 Income trajectories and life stages
  • 3.3 Income trajectories and other characteristics
  • 3.4 How important are initial life stages in understanding income trajectories
  • 4. Event Analysis
  • 4.1 Classification of events
  • 4.2 The importance of events for income trajectories
  • 5. Poverty and the Life Cycle
  • 6. Overall Importance of the Life Cycle
  • 7. Summary
  • References
  • Appendix Tables