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Material Deprivation in Selected EU Countries according to EU SILC Income Statistics

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  • Jana Stavkova

    ()
    (Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno)

  • Nada Birciakova

    ()
    (Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno)

  • Jana Turcinkova

    ()
    (Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno)

Abstract

The article focuses on issues of households at risk of poverty in a relative conception. Income poverty represents a situation when the threshold of 0.6 of median income is not achieved. The analysis of a broader definition of poverty bases on identification and assessment of material deprivation factors, which include: Financial stress, Housing conditions, Availability of consumer durables and Basic needs. Data sources are based EU-SILC dataset. The presented analysis focuses on selected EU countries, namely Czech Republic, Finland, France, Spain and United Kingdom. The result is the identification of problem areas that cause deprivation symptoms.

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Paper provided by Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Business and Economics in its series MENDELU Working Papers in Business and Economics with number 2012-19.

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Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Keywords: EU-SILC; income; material deprivation; poverty;

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  1. Caroline Dewilde, 2004. "The Multidimensional Measurement of Poverty in Belgium and Britain: A Categorical Approach," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 68(3), pages 331-369, September.
  2. Christopher T. Whelan & Bertrand Maître, 2010. "Protecting the vulnerable: poverty and social exclusion in ireland as the economic crisis emerged," Working Papers 201023, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
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