Exploring statistics on poverty and social exclusion in the EU

Eric Marlier, A.B. Atkinson, Bea Cantillon and Brian Nolan

in The EU and social inclusion

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9781861348845
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303770 | DOI:
Exploring statistics on poverty and social exclusion in the EU

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This chapter examines what can be learnt about poverty and social exclusion from the rich body of evidence provided by the social indicators that have been commonly agreed at EU level, investigating the impact of Enlargement and the inter-relation between income and other dimensions of deprivation. It looks at the EU data on poverty and social exclusion; the multifaceted nature of social exclusion; and children mainstreaming.

Keywords: EU; social exclusion; poverty; Enlargement; children mainstreaming

Chapter.  17398 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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