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Measuring poverty in the EU: Investigating and improving the empirical validity in deprivation scales of poverty

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Non-monetary deprivation indicators are now widely used for studying and measuring poverty in Europe. However, despite their prevalence, the empirical performance of existing deprivation scales has rarely been examined. This thesis i) identifies possible conceptual problems of existing deprivation scales such as indexing, missing dimensions and threshold; ii) empirically assesses the extent of possible error in measurement related to these conceptual problems; and iii) offer an alternative...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Department:
Dep. of Social Policy & Intervention
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Department:
Dep. of Social Policy & Intervention
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Supervisor
Department:
Dep. of Social Policy & Intervention
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Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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