The Poor and Poor Lifestyles in European Countries
AbstractSeven countries - the United Kingdom and France, Spain and Portugal, Poland, and Russia and Romania - provide a good example of the wide range of standards of living in Europe. Yet when the poorest populations are studied in each of these seven countries, the differences are less striking than the similarities. Everywhere, the bottom of the socio-economic ladder features large families and lone parents, households with disabled and unemployed individuals, and households whose head has a low-skilled job. The increase in the standard of living in the Central and Eastern European countries will probably reduce extreme destitution, but this will most likely then give way to a poverty that will bear the mark of a sudden transition to a market economy in addition to intrinsic national particularities.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.
Volume (Year): 383-384-385 (2005)
Issue (Month): (December)
Multiple Dimensions of Poverty; Socialist Countries in Transition; Europe;
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- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
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