ERIC Number: EJ881414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
Using Non-Monetary Deprivation Indicators to Analyze Poverty and Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe?
Nolan, Brian; Whelan, Christopher T.
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v29 n2 p305-325 Spr 2010
Non-monetary indicators of deprivation are now widely used in studying poverty in Europe. While measuring financial resources remains central, having reliable information about material deprivation adds to the ability to capture poverty and social exclusion. Non-monetary indicators can help improve the identification of those experiencing poverty and understand how it comes about. They are most productively used when multidimensionality is explicitly taken into account, both in framing the question and in empirical application. While serious methodological and measurement issues remain to be addressed, material deprivation indicators allow for new insights in making poverty comparisons across countries and analyzing changes over time. (Contains 9 tables, 1 figure, and 19 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Social Indicators, Disadvantaged, Poverty, Social Isolation, Measurement Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Belgium; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom