Resources Deprivation and Poverty

This book explores what poverty means in developed countries, and shows that understanding and measuring it requires widening the focus beyond current income.

Resources  Deprivation  and Poverty

Poverty alleviation is a central aim of economic and social policy, and yet there is no consensus about what poverty means or how it is best measured. Often, the households below an income poverty line are counted as poor, but there may be no firm basis for concentrating on that particular income level. There may also be wide variations among the households below any income poverty line in terms of their actual living standards. This book explores what poverty means in developed countries, and shows that understanding and measuring it requires widening the focus beyond current income. By using broader measures of resources and information on living patterns and concrete indicators of deprivation, it shows how those who are effectively excluded from participation in society due to lack of resources can be more accurately identified, and the processes producing such exclusion better understood. The core issue of this book is how to define and measure poverty in relatively rich countries in a way which is valid, meaningful in the context, and valuable for policy-making. Extensive analysis of data from a specially designed survey of a large representative sample of Irish households is used to illustrate the arguments.

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Resources, Deprivation and the Measurement of Poverty
Language: en
Pages: 31
Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan, Christopher T. Whelan, Economic and Social Research Institute
Categories: Income distribution
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

Books about Resources, Deprivation and the Measurement of Poverty
Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Brian Nolan, Christopher T. Whelan
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Poverty alleviation is a central aim of economic and social policy, and yet there is no consensus about what poverty means or how it is best measured. Often, the households below an income poverty line are counted as poor, but there may be no firm basis for concentrating on that
Poverty and Deprivation in Ireland in Comparative Perspective
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Brian Nolan, Christopher T. Whelan
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: ESRI

Books about Poverty and Deprivation in Ireland in Comparative Perspective
Multiple Deprivation and Multiple Disadvantage in Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Christopher T. Whelan, Bertrand Maitre, Brian Nolan
Categories: Cost and standard of living
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: ESRI

Books about Multiple Deprivation and Multiple Disadvantage in Ireland
Poverty and Social Deprivation in the Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Maria Petmesidou, Christos Papatheodoru
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-04 - Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

In the growth of regional identities worldwide, the Mediterranean Basin is emerging as an entity in its own right. This book, a unique collaboration among social scientists around the entire Mediterranean littoral, covers Southern Europe, Turkey, the Balkans, North Africa, and the Near East. Leading economists, sociologists and social policy