Arbeitspapier

The relationship between EU indicators of persistent and current poverty

The current poverty rate and the persistent poverty rate are both included in the EU's portfolio of primary indicators of social inclusion. We show that there is a near-linear relationship between these two indicators across EU countries drawing on empirical analysis of EU-SILC and ECHP data. Using a prototypical model of poverty dynamics, we explain how the near-linear relationship arises and show how the model can be used to predict persistent poverty rates from current poverty information. In the light of the results, we discuss whether the EU's persistent poverty measure and the design of EU-SILC longitudinal data collection require modification.

Sprache
Englisch

Erschienen in
Series: IZA Discussion Papers ; No. 7071

Klassifikation
Wirtschaft
Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
Thema
persistent poverty
income poverty
poverty
EU-SILC
Europe
Armut
Sozialer Indikator
Sozialstatistik
EU-Staaten

Ereignis
Geistige Schöpfung
(wer)
Jenkins, Stephen P.
Van Kerm, Philippe
Ereignis
Veröffentlichung
(wer)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
(wo)
Bonn
(wann)
2012

Handle
Letzte Aktualisierung
12.07.2024, 13:20 MESZ

Objekttyp

  • Arbeitspapier

Beteiligte

  • Jenkins, Stephen P.
  • Van Kerm, Philippe
  • Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Entstanden

  • 2012

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