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The EU convergence machine at work. To the benefit of the EU's poorest citizens?

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Social cohesion in the EU (European Union) is usually assessed on the basis of GDP per capita and relative poverty rates. These indicators show that the ‘European convergence machine’ led to greater social cohesion between old and new Member States (EU‐15 and NMS) until the onset of the crisis. In this article we offer an alternative perspective by directly comparing EU citizens’ disposable household incomes. Using four waves of EU‐SILC data, we explore what happened between 2005 and 2011 in ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/jcms.12382

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy and Intervention
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Common Market Studies Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
5
Pages:
1142-1158
Publication date:
2016-04-06
Acceptance date:
2016-01-24
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EISSN:
1468-5965
ISSN:
0021-9886
Pubs id:
pubs:1032306
URN:
uri:ad24f11b-fdd6-47fb-9882-bbfac15b037e
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uuid:ad24f11b-fdd6-47fb-9882-bbfac15b037e
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pubs:1032306

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