How to Measure Subjective Poverty in France – And What This Tells Us About the Anger of the Yellow Vests
Duvoux N., Papuchon A., How to measure subjective poverty in France - and what this tells us about the anger of the Yellow Vests, EUROPP LSE Blog, 2019
4 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2019
Date Written: January 8, 2019
The ‘Yellow Vests’ protest movement which began in France at the end of 2018 has uncovered widespread anger among French citizens. But as Nicolas Duvoux and Adrien Papuchon explain, it is difficult to fully capture the scale of this resentment from an analysis of available poverty measures. Instead they suggest that an indicator of ‘subjective poverty’ is required to gain a full understanding of the roots of the movement.
Keywords: Subjective Poverty, Working Class, France, Inequality, Feeling of Injustice, Yellow Vests, Social Movement
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