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20 Jan 11

Income poverty and material deprivation in European countries.

Authors: FUSCO Alessio, GUIO Anne-Catherine, MARLIER Eric.

Abstract: Since 2009, the European Union (EU) portfolio of commonly agreed social in-dicators includes measures of material deprivation. The rationale for this inclu-sion is that if purely income-based indicators of poverty and inequality are es-sential, they are nevertheless not sufficient to satisfactorily reflect the diversity of living conditions in the EU, especially since the 2004 and 2007 enlarge-ments. The paper analyses the relationship between income poverty and mate-rial deprivation in 25 European countries (24 EU Member States plus Norway) and aims at identifying the most important factors that determine the risk of being income poor and/or materially deprived. It is based on the 2007 cross-sectional data of the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) users’ data base.

Reference: FUSCO Alessio, GUIO Anne-Catherine, MARLIER Eric. Income poverty and material deprivation in European countries. CEPS/INSTEAD, 2011, Working Papers n°2011-04, 56 p.

Keywords:
material deprivation,
income poverty,
European Union,
Eu-SILC,
open method of coordination,
social inclusion

JEL: I32.

Linked publications
GUIO Anne-Catherine, MARLIER Eric
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, Working Papers n°2013-29, 40 p.
JÄNTTI Markus, TÖRMÄLEHTO Velli-Matti, MARLIER Eric.
Publications Office of the European Commission, 2013, coll. EUROSTAT Statistical Working Papers, 210 p.
FUSCO Alessio, GUIO Anne-Catherine, MARLIER Eric.
In: BERENGER Valérie, BRESSON Florent. Poverty and Social Exclusion around the Mediterranean Sea. Springer, 2013, pp. 43-71.
ATKINSON Anthony Barnes, MARLIER Eric
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (OPOCE), 2010, 424 p.