Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Income Poverty in Selected Countries of the European Union

Authors
Nada Birciaková, Jana Stávková, Veronika Antošová
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Nada Birciaková
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.124How to use a DOI?
Keywords
poverty, EU-SILC, income and living conditions, death of poverty, poverty line
Abstract
The presented article focuses on the assessment of the state of poverty in selected countries of the European Union on the basis of methodologies of European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU SILC). Selected states are the representatives of areas of cultural affinity ¬–specifically, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. The reference is between years 2005 and 2011. The basic variable is the monthly disposable income of an equivalised member. For the methodology, it is important that the basic unit is the household. The poverty threshold is defined as 60% of median equivalised income. Poverty is monitored also due to the economic activity of the population, which heavily relies on the head of household. In addition to poverty, it is essential to determine which populations are at risk of poverty. For this purpose, the Poverty Risk Index is used. Furthermore, it is essential to analyze the depth of poverty. It is also genuinely assumed that poverty is closely related to income inequality. This article makes use of simple regression analysis.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-90-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.124How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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