Reporting on Income Distribution and Poverty: Perspectives from a German and a European Point of View

Reporting on Income Distribution and Poverty: Perspectives from a German and a European Point of View


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The intention of this book is threefold: presenting and advancing German reporting on income distribution and poverty, looking at experiences with advanced reporting schemes in two other EU countries, and discussing concepts for comparable social monitoring in the European Union. The first group of papers elaborates on recent findings for Germany (trends in the personal distribution of income and income poverty, multidimensional approaches to measure poverty and extreme poverty, redistribution). Of special interest is a critical methodological review of the two main German databases for distribution analyses, taking the suggestions of the Canberra Group as a reference. The second group of contributions reviews research on income distribution and poverty in Great Britain and Ireland. The last paper discusses concepts of comparable indicators for poverty and social exclusion in the EU.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540440642
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

R.Hauser, I. Becker: Introduction.- R. Hauser: The Development of the Distribution of Income and Wealth in Germany - an Overview.- I. Becker: Income Redistribution: Tax-Financed Versus Contribution-Financed Components.- I. Becker, J.R. Frick, M.M. Grabka, R. Hauser, P. Krause, G.G. Wagner: A Comparison of the Main Household Income Surveys for Germany: EVS and SOEP.- H.-J. Andreß: Resources, Standard of Living and Lebenslagen - And What Does All This Have To Do With Poverty?- M. Ludwig, U. Neumann: A Conceptual Framework for Recording Extreme Poverty.- P. Semrau, U. Müllenmeister-Faust: The Poverty and Wealth Report and the National Action Plan (NAPIncl): Mutual Co-ordination and Prospects.- J. Hills: The Case of Great Britain: Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion.- B. Nolan: Measuring and Targeting Poverty in Ireland.- A.B. Atkinson: Developing Comparable Indicators for Monitoring Social Inclusion in the European Union.

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