IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Poverty diagnosis and Calendar of Incomes: The European Community Households Panel case

  • J.-P. ZOYEM


Registered author(s):

    We analyse the impact of the measure of the living standard on poverty and inequality diagnosis. Three measures are assessed on the fourth waves of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). The first one divides the household instantaneous income by the current consumption units. The two others use the annual income instead of the instantaneous one. The difference between the two measures is that one refers to the current consumption units, whereas the other one accounts for the effective presence of each household member during the last twelve months. Poverty and inequality diagnosis on the whole population does not differ significantly between the last two measures. However, it may display important differences when one focuses on specific households, particularly those that are more subject to important changes in household composition. The diagnosis based on an instantaneous measure of income differs significantly from those based on the annual income. Inequalities seem to be more important according to instantaneous income (Gini and Theil Indexes are greater) and poverty more frequent with 9.8% of the households (instead of 8,5 % for annual income) in 1995. The profile of poor households depends on the measure of income. According to the instantaneous income, blue-collar workers represent half of the poor households instead of one third in the case of annual income. At the individual level, poor active workers account for 2.1 millions according to instantaneous income compared to 1.8 millions according to annual income.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    File Function: Document de travail de la DESE numéro G2001-15
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, DESE in its series Documents de Travail de la DESE - Working Papers of the DESE with number g2001-15.

    in new window

    Date of creation: 2001
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:crs:wpdeee:g2001-15
    Contact details of provider: Postal: 15 Boulevard Gabriel Peri 92244 Malakoff Cedex
    Phone: 01 41 17 50 50
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. Christine Lagarenne & Nadine Legendre, 2000. "Les travailleurs pauvres en France : facteurs individuels et familiaux," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 335(1), pages 3-25.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:crs:wpdeee:g2001-15. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (D3E)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.