Income poverty, affluence and polarisation viewed from the median

Date: 08 January 2017

EU-SILC provides a rich source of evidence about the distribution of income in di erent countries. At the same time, the very richness of the data is a chal- lenge, and it is not surprising that much of the anal- ysis has tended to focus on particular features of the distribution, such as the extent of income poverty or the tendency for the middle of the distribution to be hollowed out. But, as the recent debate about inequality has brought out, it is not enough to look at one single indicator. Our statistics have to be en- compassing. ...

Tony Atkinson R Aaberge H Sigstad

Employment, Equity and Growth

Income poverty, affluence and polarisation viewed from the median


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Aaberge, R., Atkinson, A.B. & Sigstad, H. (2017). 'Income poverty, affluence and polarisation viewed from the median'. In A.B. Atkinson, A.-C. Guio & E. Marlier (Eds.) "Monitoring social inclusion in Europe". Luxembourg: Eurostat. pp.103-122.


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