Perspectives on Poverty in Europe
44 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2019
I address four topics: how our capacities to monitor poverty in Europe have improved substantially over recent decades; how progress on EU poverty reduction has been disappointing and why this has been; conceptual and measurement issues; and the future direction of EU-level anti-poverty actions. I follow in the footsteps of a giant – my perspectives are essentially elaborations of points made by Tony Atkinson.
Keywords: poverty, material deprivation, Europe, EU-SILC
JEL Classification: C81, D31, I32
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