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EU indicators for poverty and social exclusion

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348845.003.0005
EU indicators for poverty and social exclusion

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This chapter contributes to the dynamic process of developing the common social indicators, in the context of Enlargement; a new EU data source (EUSILC) with a new income concept; a streamlined OMC on social protection and social inclusion; and new policy concerns. It emphasises the development of non-income-related indicators on deprivation, housing quality/adequacy, and homelessness. The chapter discusses the need to balance the development of indicators to cover several areas currently not adequately covered against the dilution that might ensue if there were to be a proliferation of indicators.

Keywords: social indicators; Enlargement; EUSILC; social protection; social inclusion; housing quality

Chapter.  25267 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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