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Revisiting poverty measures towards individualisation

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  • Danièle Meulders
  • Sile Padraigin O'Dorchai

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We use the methodology developed in a previous study to individualise all incomes reported in the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (2006) .Based on individual incomes we compute financial dependency rates which are compared with the household-level at-risk-of-poverty rates defined by the EC. The determinants of financial dependency are studied by means of descriptive statistics and by the estimation of bivariate probit regressions for men and women. We cover nine European countries. Finally, four new indicators are proposed to complement the Laeken indicators.

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  • Danièle Meulders & Sile Padraigin O'Dorchai, 2010. "Revisiting poverty measures towards individualisation," DULBEA Working Papers 10-03.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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    1. Marcella Corsi & Carlo D'Ippoliti, 2013. "Class and gender in Europe, before and during the economic crisis," Working Papers CEB 13-027, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    2. repec:gam:jsoctx:v:8:y:2018:i:1:p:7-:d:127784 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    poverty; gender inequality; individual income; household economics; indicators .;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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