The Europe 2020 social inclusion indicators: main conclusions of the ImPRovE project on validity, methodological robustness and interrelationships
András Gábos and
Tim Goedemé ()
No 16/13, ImPRovE Working Papers from Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp
In 2010, heads of state and government agreed on the Europe 2020 poverty reduction target. The target is measured on the basis of a composite indicator, including income poverty, severe material deprivation and very low work intensity. In this paper, we summarise the main findings and conclusions of a series of studies carried out in the ImPRovE project, with regard to the quality of the three underlying indicators and their cross-sectional, longitudinal and dynamic relationships. By doing so, we point to relevant policy conclusions and areas for further improvement of the indicators and poverty research.
Keywords: poverty; social exclusion; Europe 2020; consistent poverty; material deprivation; low work intensity; poverty dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I32 I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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