About the book, its policy context and the EU-SILC instrument: monitoring social inclusion in Europe.Authors: ATKINSON Anthony Barnes, GUIO Anne-Catherine, MARLIER Eric.
Abstract: This book aims to contribute to our understanding of substantive issues that face Social Europe and to the development of methods that can be applied to yield new insights into issues related to income, material deprivation and work. The book assembles 26 research studies carried out as part of the European Union (EU) funded ‘Second Network for the analysis of EU-SILC’ (Net-SILC2) project. It is expected to provide an important input into the strengthening of the social dimension of the EU, including the monitoring of the EU social inclusion target which EU Heads of state and government agreed upon in 2010 as part of the Europe 2020 strategy; The book covers a wide variety of fields and is organised as follows: • foreword; • about the book, its policy context and the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) instrument (Chapters 1 and 2); • income measurement and income distribution (Chapters 3 to 9); • material deprivation and multidimensional poverty (Chapters 10 to 13); • employment and (quasi-)joblessness, income poverty and the Europe 2020 ‘at-risk-of-poverty-or-social-exclusion’ (AROPE)indicators (Chapters 14 to 19); • dynamics of poverty and social exclusion (Chapters 20 to 25); • technical issues in the development of household social surveys (Chapters 26 to 29).
Reference: ATKINSON Anthony Barnes, GUIO Anne-Catherine, MARLIER Eric. About the book, its policy context and the EU-SILC instrument: monitoring social inclusion in Europe. In: Anthony B. Atkinson, Anne-Catherine Guio and Eric Marlier (Eds.) Monitoring social inclusion in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2017, pp. 31-50.