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Country Differences in Material Deprivation in Europe

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  • E. Bárcena-Martín
  • B. Lacomba
  • A. I. Moro-Egido
  • S. Pérez-Moreno

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type="main"> This paper assesses to what extent differences in the characteristics of individuals (micro-level perspective) and country-specific factors (macro-level perspective) can explain country differences with respect to material deprivation levels. Thus, our work aims to simultaneously consider the macro dimension and the predominantly individually-oriented study field of material deprivation using multilevel techniques. We make use of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions. Our results show that country-specific factors seem to be much more relevant than individual effects in explaining country differences in material deprivation. We estimate that the introduction of country-specific factors reduces the proportion of total variance due to between-country differences in deprivation by 72.7 percent, while individual-level variables reduce this proportion by only 9.4 percent. We also show, through interaction variables, that the effect of sociodemographic characteristics can be shaped by institutional and structural factors, especially by the level of GDP.

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  • E. Bárcena-Martín & B. Lacomba & A. I. Moro-Egido & S. Pérez-Moreno, 2014. "Country Differences in Material Deprivation in Europe," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 60(4), pages 802-820, December.
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    1. Elena Bárcena-Martín & Maite Blázquez & Santiago Budría & Ana I. Moro Egido, 2016. "Child deprivation and social benefits. Europe in cross-national perspective," ThE Papers 16/03, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
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    3. Elena Bárcena-Martín & Maite Blázquez & Ana I. Moro Egido, 2016. "Intrahousehold allocation of resources and household deprivation," ThE Papers 16/05, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
    4. Manuela Deidda, 2015. "Economic Hardship, Housing Cost Burden and Tenure Status: Evidence from EU-SILC," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 36(4), pages 531-556, December.

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