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Indicators of poverty and social exclusion in a global context

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  • Eric Marlier

    (CEPS|INSTEAD Research Institute (Luxembourg))

  • A. B. Atkinson

    (Nuffield College and the London School of Economics (United Kingdom))

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The measurement of poverty and social exclusion is analytically and operationally relevant at all levels of policymaking. Here our focus is on national governments making policy in a global or multinational context such as the European Union (EU). In this process, social indicators are playing a growing role, and we need to stand back and examine their construction and use. In this paper, we argue on the basis of EU experience for a principle-based approach and explore the possible architecture of indicators of poverty and social exclusion in a multinational context. We consider the implementation of a set of indicators and their contribution to the policy process. © 2010 by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 285-304

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:29:y:2010:i:2:p:285-304

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  1. Atkinson, Tony & Cantillon, Bea & Marlier, Eric & Nolan, Brian, 2002. "Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, number 9780199253494, October.
  2. Vandenbroucke, Frank, 2002. "The EU and social protection: What should the European Convention propose?," MPIfG Working Paper 02/6, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
  3. Angus Deaton, 2004. "Measuring poverty in a growing world (or measuring growth in a poor world)," Working Papers, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies. 178, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies..
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  1. Gaël GIRAUD & Cécile RENOUARD & Hélène L'HUILLIER & Raphaële DE LA MARTINIERE & Camille SUTTER, 2013. "Relational Capability: A Multidimensional Approach," Working Papers, FERDI I15, FERDI.
  2. Veronika V. Eberharter, 2013. "The Intergenerational Dynamics of Social Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Europe and the United States," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 588, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).

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