Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty

Date: 30 May 1996

This book explores what poverty means in developed countries, and shows that understanding and measuring it requires widening the focus beyond curent income. By using broader measures of resources and information on living patterns and concrete indicators of deprivation, it shows how those who are effectively excluded from participation in society due to a lack of resources can be more accurately identified, and the processes producing such exclusion better understood. The core issue of this book is how to define and measure poverty in relatively rich countries in a way which is valid, meaningful in the context, and valuable for policy-making. Extensive tables of data from a specially designed survey of a large representative sample of Irish households are used to illustrate this issue.

Brian Nolan Christopher T. Whelan

Employment, Equity and Growth

Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty

Type: book

ISBN: 9780198287858

Nolan, B. & Whelan, C.T. (2011). 'Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty'. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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