Income poverty and material deprivation in European countries

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Since 2009, the European Union (EU) portfolio of commonly agreed social in-dicators includes measures of material deprivation. The rationale for this inclu-sion is that if purely income-based indicators of poverty and inequality are es-sential, they are nevertheless not sufficient to satisfactorily reflect the diversity of living conditions in the EU, especially since the 2004 and 2007 enlarge-ments. The paper analyses the relationship between income poverty and mate-rial deprivation in 25 European countries (24 EU Member States plus Norway) and aims at identifying the most important factors that determine the risk of being income poor and/or materially deprived. It is based on the 2007 cross-sectional data of the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) users' data base.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameWorking Papers


  • Eu-SILC
  • European Union
  • income poverty
  • material deprivation
  • open method of coordination
  • social inclusion

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