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Économie, emploi - Géopolitique

A Comparison of Poverty in Seven European Countries and Regions Using Subjective and Relative Measures

, « A Comparison of Poverty in Seven European Countries and Regions Using Subjective and Relative Measures », Journal of Population Economics, 1993, p. 235-259.
This paper presents comparative results on poverty in seven countries and regions of the European Community : Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Lorraine, Ireland, Catalonia and Greece. The data are obtained from comparable socio-economic surveys in each country. Subjective as well as relative poverty lines are used. The results indicate that the subjective poverty lines are plausible in a comparative context, although the levels of the subjective standards are rather generous. The estimated equivalence scales are much flatter than the one recommanded ...

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