Perspectives on Poverty in Europe

By: Jenkins, Stephen P. (London School of Economics)
Abstract: I address four topics: how our capacities to monitor poverty in Europe have improved substantially over recent decades; how progress on EU poverty reduction has been disappointing and why this has been; conceptual and measurement issues; and the future direction of EU-level anti-poverty actions. I follow in the footsteps of a giant – my perspectives are essentially elaborations of points made by Tony Atkinson.
Keywords: poverty, material deprivation, Europe, EU-SILC
JEL: C81 D31 I32
URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:iza:izadps:dp12014&r=ltv
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