Improving the understanding of poverty and social exclusion in Europe - 2021 edition

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On Sunday 17 October, for the international day for the eradication of poverty, the book “Improving the understanding of poverty and social exclusion in Europe” edited by Anne-Catherine Guio and Eric Marlier from LISER and Brian Nolan from Oxford University has been published. This book reflects the results of almost 5 years of research involving a network funded by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). Using the data from an amazing source of information called the ‘European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions’ (EU-SILC), this book aims to improve our understanding of substantive challenges facing ‘Social Europe’ and to better understand the determinants and dynamics of income and living conditions.
As explained in the foreword signed by Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights and Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for economy, this book is intended not only for policy-makers, researchers and statisticians, but also, more broadly, for all those concerned with ensuring that economic and social progress in Europe go hand in hand.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-76-34284-7
ISBN (Print) 978-92-76-34286-1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameEurostat Statistical Working Papers
Publisher Publications Office of the European Union


  • poverty
  • social exclusion
  • Europe
  • European Union Statistics
  • Income and Living Conditions
  • Social Europe

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