Measuring consistent poverty in Ireland with EU SILC data
|Title:||Measuring consistent poverty in Ireland with EU SILC data||Authors:||Whelan, Christopher T.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1018||Date:||May-2006||Online since:||2009-04-07T13:49:16Z||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||Series/Report no.:||ESRI Working Papers; No. 165||Copyright (published version):||Economic and Social Research Institute 2006||Keywords:||Consistent poverty; Economic strain; Deprivation; Multidimensional; Direct measurement; Reliability||Subject LCSH:||Poverty--Research--Ireland
|Other versions:||http://www.esri.ie/UserFiles/publications/20060914111651/WP165.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection|
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