How do European citizens cope with economic shocks? The longitudinal order of deprivation.

Anne-catherine Guio, Marco Pomati

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The main contribution of this chapter is to assess the most frequent deprivation sequence at the EU and national levels, using the longitudinal component of EU-SILC. By definition, curtailment is a process that happens over time and whose study ideally requires following up the same individuals as they become more or less deprived across time. By proposing a longitudinal methodology, we extend the methodology proposed in previous papers which used cross-sectional data to determine the deprivation order, by comparing the deprivation patterns of people with different MD levels at one point in time (see Deutsch and Silber, 2008 and Deutsch et al., 2015). The use of longitudinal EU-SILC data has a cost in terms of data availability, as only a subset of MD items is available in the longitudinal dataset at the time of writing. However, longitudinal data allow the assessment of the fit of different deprivation sequences by using information on how MD evolves for each individual across time. The longitudinal methodology developed in this chapter allows one to ascertain if the cross?sectional order can be considered a good proxy of the longitudinal order. The chapter is organised as follows: Section 21.2 presents the dataset and the MD items used in the analysis. Section 21.3 aims to explain the sequencing methodology using simple descriptive statistics as well as an Item Response Theory model, which confirms and aids the interpretation of both cross?sectional and longitudinal Deprivation Sequence results. Section 21.4 concludes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMonitoring social inclusion in Europe
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherOffice of the European Union
Number of pages0
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-43623-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • European citizens
  • deprivation
  • poverty

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