Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157925
Authors: 
Rastrigina, Olga
Leventi, Chrysa
Sutherland, Holly
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
EUROMOD Working Paper EM12/15
Abstract: 
The at-risk-of-poverty rate is one of the three indicators used for monitoring progress towards the Europe 2020 poverty and social exclusion reduction target. Timeliness of this indicator is crucial for monitoring of the social situation and of the effectiveness of tax and benefit policies. However, partly due to the complexity of EU-SILC data collection, estimates of the number of people at risk of poverty are published with a significant delay. This paper extends and updates previous work on estimating ('nowcasting') indicators of poverty risk using the tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD. The model's routines are enhanced with additional adjustments to the EU-SILC based input data in order to capture changes in the employment characteristics of the population since the data were collected. The nowcasting method is applied to seventeen EU Member States. AROP rates are estimated up to 2014 for ten countries and 2013 for the remaining seven countries. The performance of the method is assessed by comparing the predictions with actual EU-SILC indicators for the years for which the latter are available.
Subjects: 
Nowcasting
At-risk-of-poverty
European Union
Microsimulation
JEL: 
C81
H55
I3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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