Poverty diagnosis and Calendar of Incomes: The European Community Households Panel case
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.
|Date of creation:||2001|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 15 Boulevard Gabriel Peri 92244 Malakoff Cedex|
Phone: 01 41 17 50 50
Web page: http://www.insee.fr
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.:
- 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.
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.