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Poverty and Deprivation in Europe
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Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

Abstract

Research on poverty in rich countries relies primarily on household income to capture living standards and distinguish those in poverty, and this is also true of official poverty measurement and monitoring. However, awareness of the limitations of income has been heightening interest in the role that non-monetary measures of deprivation can play. This book takes as its starting-point that research on poverty and social exclusion has been undergoing a fundamental shift towards a multidimensional approach; that researchers and policy-makers alike have struggled to develop concepts and indicators ... More

Keywords: poverty, rich countries, household income, official poverty measurement, poverty monitoring, social exclusion, policy-making, European Union, deprivation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588435
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Nolan, author
Professor of Public Policy, School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin

Christopher T. Whelan, author
Professor of Sociology, School of Sociology & Geary Institute & Social Science Research Centre, University College Dublin

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