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Mapping Poverty At Regional Level In Greece

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  • Panagiotis ARTELARIS

    () (Harokopio University of Athens)

  • George KANDYLIS

    () (National Centre for Social Research)

Abstract

Poverty has been a matter of great academic and political concern for decades. In the recent years, the interest has increased considerably at the European Union level because poverty seems to be a relatively persistent phenomenon and a threat to economic prosperity and social cohesion of the Union. The aim of this paper is to assess and map, for the first time, the distribution of poverty at the NUTS III level in Greece, as well as to evaluate and map the regional impact of the ongoing economic crisis on poverty, by comparing the poverty rates before and during the crisis. For this purpose a Small Area Estimation technique is employed in order to estimate poverty rates at low levels of geographical aggregation. Spatial variation is a relatively neglected dimension of poverty analysis and poverty maps that provide a description of the spatial distribution of welfare and poverty within a country at different spatial levels may be a useful tool for policy-making.

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  • Panagiotis ARTELARIS & George KANDYLIS, 2014. "Mapping Poverty At Regional Level In Greece," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 39, pages 131-147.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:39:y:2014:p:131-147
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    1. Eirini Andriopoulou & Eleni Kanavitsa & Panos Tsakloglou, 2019. "Decomposing Poverty in Hard Times: Greece 2007-2016," Revue d’économie du développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 27(2), pages 125-168.
    2. George Petrakos & Yannis Psycharis, 2016. "The spatial aspects of economic crisis in Greece," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Cambridge Political Economy Society, vol. 9(1), pages 137-152.
    3. Tyralis, Hristos & Mamassis, Nikos & Photis, Yorgos N., 2017. "Spatial analysis of the electrical energy demand in Greece," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 340-352.

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    Keywords

    INCOME; REGION; GREECE; POVERTY MAPPING; SMALL AREA ESTIMATION;

    JEL classification:

    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies

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