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Why Measure Material Deprivation?

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199588435
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0001
Why Measure Material Deprivation?

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This chapter sets out the rationale and the point of departure of the book, the issues it addresses, and the structure it employs in doing so. It begins with an introductory discussion of why it is important to go beyond income in capturing poverty and exclusion. It then sketches out key features of the European context in which the core questions at issue arise. The aims and distinctive features of the book are then set out and its structure outlined.

Keywords: income; poverty; exclusion; European Union

Chapter.  4342 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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