Deprivation and Social Exclusion
Social exclusion manifests itself in the persistent relative lack of an individual's access to functionings compared with other members of society, and we model it as being in a state of deprivation over time. We view deprivation as having two basic determinants: the lack of identification with other members of society, and the aggregate alienation experienced by an agent with respect to those having fewer functioning failures. Using an axiomatic approach, we characterize new individual and aggregate measures of deprivation and social exclusion. The aggregate measures are then applied to EU data for the period 1994-2001. Copyright (c) The London School of Economics and Political Science 2007.
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Volume (Year): 74 (2007)
Issue (Month): 296 (November)
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