Trends in Consumption-Based Poverty and Inequality in the European Union During the 1980s
AbstractMost recent studies on poverty and inequality in developed countries focus on income. In contrast, this paper presents trends in consumption-based poverty and inequality in nine member countries of the European Union. During the 1980s, both poverty and inequality increased in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium, while decreases in both poverty and inequality are observed for Spain and Portugal. In Greece only inequality increased. For most countries for which income-based results are available, these move in the same direction as the consumption-based results. However, this sensitivity analysis yields considerable differences in the ranking of countries and the magnitude of the changes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 35.
Date of creation: 01 Oct 2000
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poverty; inequality; European Union;
Other versions of this item:
- Klaas de Vos & M. Asghar Zaidi, 2001. "Trends in consumption-based poverty and inequality in the European Union during the 1980s," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 367-390.
- Zaidi, M.A. & De Vos, K., 2000. "Trends in Consumption-Based Poverty and Inequality in the European Union During the 1980s," Economics Series Working Papers 9935, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
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