Income distribution Poverty Ireland Quantitative methods
Economic & Social Research Institute
Layte, Richard; Nolan, Brian; Whelan, Christopher T. 'Reassessing income and deprivation approaches to the measurement of poverty in the Republic of Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, October, 2001, pp. 239–261, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
This paper reassesses the validity of a poverty measure combining relative income and
non-monetary deprivation indicators, first developed and applied to Irish data for 1987, in the light of experience since then and current debates. A crucial issue is whether the measure has failed to capture fundamental changes in livings patterns and expectations. A range of analyses confirm that it continues to identify a set of households experiencing distinctive levels of generalised deprivation, economic strain, psychological distress and exposure to persistent income poverty.
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