Measuring material deprivation in the enlarged EU

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dc.contributor.author Whelan, Christopher T.
dc.contributor.author Nolan, Brian
dc.contributor.author Maitre, Bertrand
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-06T15:37:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-06T15:37:32Z
dc.date.copyright Economic and Social Research Institute 2008 en
dc.date.issued 2008-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1014
dc.description.abstract This paper uses new data from EU-SILC for twenty-six European countries to examine the structure and distribution of material deprivation in the enlarged EU. We identify three distinct dimensions of material deprivation relating to consumption, household facilities and neighbourhood environment, and construct indices of these dimensions for each country and the EU as a whole. The extent of variation across countries and welfare regimes is shown to depend on the dimension on which one focuses, as does the strength of the association with household income and subjective economic stress. The index of consumption deprivation has by far the highest correlation with income, provides a highly reliable measure in itself, and allows segments of the population to be identified that are sharply differentiated in terms of their multi-dimensional deprivation profiles. On the basis of this evidence we make some suggestions as to the manner in which the measurement of material deprivation in the European Union should be developed through the proposed special module of deprivation which will form part of the 2009 wave of EU-SILC. en
dc.format.extent 226903 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Economic and Social Research Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ESRI Working Paper en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 249 en
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty--European Union countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Social isolation--European Union countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Social indicators--European Union countries en
dc.title Measuring material deprivation in the enlarged EU en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Brian Nolan (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/appliedsocialscience/professorbrianthomasnolan/home/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0040 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.esri.ie/UserFiles/publications/20080624154745/WP249.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Maitre|Bertrand|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Nolan|Brian|aut|UCD0040
dc.neeo.contributor Whelan|Christopher T.|aut|


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