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Depth of Poverty and Income Inequality

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253494
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595882 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253498.003.0006
 						Depth of Poverty and Income Inequality

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Considers the persistence of financial poverty, measures of the poverty gap, and the extent to which those with low financial resources are suffering enforced deprivation. This latter section of the chapter discusses deprivation indicators, looking at their application in the context of the EU. The final section of the chapter turns to the broader issue of the overall distribution of income—measures of income inequality.

Keywords: deprivation indicators; depth of poverty; distribution of income; EU; financial poverty; income inequality; poverty; poverty gap; social indicators

Chapter.  7810 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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