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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
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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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