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Three perspectives on the mismatch between measures of material poverty

Hick, Rod 2015. Three perspectives on the mismatch between measures of material poverty. British Journal of Sociology 66 , pp. 163-172. 10.1111/1468-4446.12100

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Abstract

The two most prominent measures of material poverty within contemporary European poverty analysis are low income and material deprivation. However, it is by now well-known that these measures identify substantially different people as being poor. In this research note, I seek to demonstrate that there are at least three ways to understand the mismatch between low income and material deprivation, relating to three different forms of identification: identifying poor households, identifying groups at risk of poverty and identifying trends in material poverty over time. Drawing on data from the British Household Panel Survey, I show that while low income and material deprivation identify very different households as being poor, and display distinct trends over time, in many cases they identify the same groups at being at risk of material poverty.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0007-1315
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 April 2016
Date of Acceptance: 4 February 2014
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 04:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/88562

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