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Nolan, Brian and Whelan, Christopher T (1996) Resources, deprivation and poverty. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

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Poverty alleviation is a central aim of economic and social policy, and yet there is no consensus about what poverty means or how it is best measured. Often, the households below an income poverty line are counted as poor, but there may be no firm basis for concentrating on that particular income level. There may also be wide variations among the households below any income poverty line in terms of their actual living standards. This book explores what poverty means in developed countries, and shows that understanding and measuring it requires widening the focus beyond current income. By using broader measures of resources and information on living patterns and concrete indicators of deprivation, it shows how those who are effectively excluded from participation in society due to lack of resources can be more accurately identified, and the processes producing such exclusion better understood.

Item Type:Book
Call No:MK10.4
Pages:261 p.
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Place of Publication:Oxford
Keywords:socioenvironmental factors, socioeconomics, family socioeconomic level, poverty, per capita disposable income, socioeconomic status, lower socioeconomic class, Ireland
Notes:Contains tables, bibliographic references and index.
Accession Number:HRB 2327 (Available)
Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Poverty
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy

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