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Revisiting poverty measures towards individualisation

Danièle Meulders () and Síle O’Dorchai ()
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Danièle Meulders: Université Libre de Bruxelles
Síle O’Dorchai: Université Libre de Bruxelles

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Journal of Income Distribution, 2011, vol. 20, issue 3-4, 75-102

Abstract: We use the methodology developed in a previous study to individualise all incomes reported in the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (2006). Based on individual incomes we compute financial-dependency rates which are compared with the household-level at-risk-of-poverty rates defined by the European Commission. The determinants of financial dependency are studied by means of descriptive statistics and by the estimation of bivariate probit regressions for men and women. We cover nine European countries. Finally, four new indicators are proposed to complement the Laeken indicators.

Keywords: poverty; gender inequality; individual income; household economics; indicators (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 I32 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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