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Counting the poor : new thinking about European poverty measures and lessons for the United States

Author: Douglas J Besharov; Kenneth A Couch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: International policy exchange series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

With contributions from the world's foremost authorities on social measurement, this volume promises to be the definitive reference for poverty researchers and policymakers seeking to disengage  Read more...


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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas J Besharov; Kenneth A Couch
ISBN: 0199860580 9780199860586
OCLC Number: 811184746
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 434 p. :) : ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch ; Part I. European Measures of Income, Poverty, and Inequality ; 2. The OECD Approach to Measuring Income Distribution and Poverty ; Michael F. Forster and Marco Mira d'Ercole ; 3. Income Indicators for the EU's Social Inclusion Strategy ; Isabelle Maquet and David Stanton ; 4. Deconstructing European Poverty Measures ; Richard V. Burkhauser ; Part II. Broadening Measures of Income and Other Financial Resources ; 5. Accounting for the Distributional Effects of Non-cash Public Benefits ; Holly Sutherland and Panos Tsakloglou ; 6. Accounting for Imputed and Capital Income Flows ; Joachim R. Frick and Markus M. Grabka ; 7. Accounting for Employee Benefits ; Neil Gilbert ; 8. Impressionistic Realism: A European Focus on U.S. Poverty Measurement ; David S. Johnson ; Part III. Income Levels for Social Assistance and their Behavioral Effects ; 9. Minimum-Income Benefits in OECD Countries ; Herwig Immervoll ; 10. Social Assistance Schemes in Developing Countries ; Margaret Grosh, Carlo del Ninno, and Emil Tesliuc ; 11. Europe's Other Poverty Measures: Absolute Thresholds Underlying Social Assistance ; Richard Bavier ; Part IV. Non-Income Monetary Measures ; 12. Asset-Based Measurement of Poverty ; Andrea Brandolini, Silvia Magri, and Timothy M. Smeeding ; 13. Consumption-Based Measures in Developing Nations: Lessons from Brazil ; Peter Lanjouw ; 14. Alternatives to Income-Based Measures of Poverty ; Kenneth A. Couch ; Part V. Multi-Dimensional Measures ; 15. Developing and Learning from EU Measures of Social Inclusion ; Eric Marlier, Bea Cantillon, Brian Nolan, Karel Van den Bosch, and Tim Van Rie ; 16. Using Non-Monetary Deprivation Indicators to Analyze European Poverty and Social Exclusion ; Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan ; 17. Poverty Redefined as Low Consumption and Low Wealth, Not Just Low Income: Psychological Consequences in Australia and Germany ; Bruce Headey, Peter Krause, and Gert G. Wagner ; 18. Anomalies in European Measures of Poverty and Social Exclusion ; Neil Gilbert ; Part VI. Conclusion ; 19. New Comparative Measures of Income, Material Deprivation, and Well-Being ; Timothy M. Smeeding
Series Title: International policy exchange series
Responsibility: edited by Douglas J. Besharov, Kenneth A. Couch.


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