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

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Adrien Papuchon

Ministry of Health (DREES); Independent

Nicolas Duvoux

University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis

Date Written: January 8, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Papuchon, Adrien and Duvoux, Nicolas, How to Measure Subjective Poverty in France – And What This Tells Us About the Anger of the Yellow Vests (January 8, 2019). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3312298 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3312298

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Ministry of Health (DREES) ( email )

Paris
France

Independent

Paris
France

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Nicolas Duvoux

University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis ( email )

Paris
France

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