Measuring consistent poverty in Ireland with EU SILC data

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Title: Measuring consistent poverty in Ireland with EU SILC data
Authors: Whelan, Christopher T.
Nolan, Brian
Maitre, Bertrand
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1018
Date: May-2006
Abstract: In this paper we seek to make use of the newly available Irish component of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) in order to develop a measure of consistent poverty that overcomes some of the difficulties associated with the original indicators employed as targets in the Irish National Anti-Poverty Strategy. Our analysis leads us to propose a set of economic strain indicators that cover a broader range than the original basic deprivation set. The accumulated evidence supports the view that a revised consistent poverty measure that combines a threshold of two or more economic strain items with income poverty at seventy per cent of median income, identifies those exposed to generalised deprivation arising from lack of resources in a manner consistent with their use as targets in the National Anti-Poverty Strategy. The consistently poor differ from others not only in relation to income poverty and economic strain but also in terms of exposure to a range of life-style deprivations and subjective economic pressures.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: Economic and Social Research Institute
Copyright (published version): Economic and Social Research Institute 2006
Keywords: Consistent poverty;Economic strain;Deprivation;Multidimensional;Direct measurement;Reliability
Subject LCSH: Poverty--Research--Ireland
Poverty--Ireland--Statistics
Poor--Ireland--Statistics
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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