Monitoring absolute and relative poverty; ‘not enough’ is not the same as ‘much less’

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Title: Monitoring absolute and relative poverty; ‘not enough’ is not the same as ‘much less’
Authors: Notten, Geranda
de Neubourg, Chris
Date: 2011
Abstract: Financial poverty indicators assess which people have few financial resources and are thereby at risk of having an unacceptably low living standard. Most countries use one or several ‘official’ poverty indicators but they typically use either an absolute or a relative benchmark to determine what is unacceptable; absolute benchmarks are based on basic needs or rights while relative benchmarks depend on what is considered to be a ‘normal’ living standard. Applying the absolute United States (US) and the relative European Union (EU) poverty indicators on the US and 15 EU Member States this research shows that it makes sense to use both benchmarks.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/32413
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2011.00443.x
CollectionAffaires publiques et internationales - Publications // Public and International Affairs - Publications
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