Poverty in Europe: A Hard-to-Measure Phenomenon

Vincent Vergnat, Conchita D'Ambrosio

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In order to have a good overview of poverty in Europe, we need both a clear definition and an appropriate measurement of poverty. Defining and measuring poverty is important for different reasons, such as the identification of the poor, understanding the magnitude of poverty, and the proper targeting and evaluation of anti-poverty policies (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 2017).
The definition and measurement of poverty is however complex, and varies over time and across geographical areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoverty in Spain and Europe. Effects of COVID-19.
EditorsNúria Bosch
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherUniversitat de Barcelona
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameIEB Report
PublisherInstitut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
ISSN (Electronic)2339-7292

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