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Title:The contribution of social transfers to the reduction of poverty PDF Logo
Authors:Longford, Nicholas T.
Nicodemo, Catia
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5223
Abstract:We interpret social transfers broadly as a set of measures to reduce or relieve poverty, and study how well this purpose is served in the countries that participated in the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions in 2007. Motivated by the findings, we characterise a social transfer system in a country by its potential and effectiveness, and compare the countries for a range of definitions of the poverty threshold. The methods are also applied to two subpopulations of household types.
Subjects:effectiveness of social transfers
equivalized household income
EU-SILC database
potential of social transfers
poverty gap
JEL:I32
C83
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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