First published in 1998, this books considers defining the concept of poverty as a collective issue through an empitrical view point on an international scale. Looking to define ‘poverty’ by compiling case studies by academics writing from viewpoints in a variety of individual countries.
Table of Contents
1. Empirical Poverty Research in a Comparative Perspective: Basic Orientations and Outline of the Book, Hans-Jurgen Andreß. 2. Rethinking Poverty in a Dynamic Perspective, Robert Wlker. 3. ‘Social Exclusion’ and ‘Underclass’ – New Concepts for the Analysis of Poverty, Martin Kronauer. 4. Do Poor Neighborhoods Make Their Residents Poorer? Context Effects of Poverty Neighborhoods on Residents, Jurgen Friedrichs. 5. Failing Selectivity: On the Extent and Causes of Non-Take-Up of Social Security Benefits, Wim Van Oorschot. 6. Perceptions of the Minimum Standard of Living in Belgium: Is there a Consensus? Karel Van den Boscch. 7. Different Methods – Different Results? Approaches to Multidimensional poverty, Olli Kangas, Veli-Matti Ritakallio. 8. The Convergence Between Measures of Poverty in a Static Verses Dynamic Perspective: An Empirical Illustration of France, Bruno Jeandidier , Jean- Luc Jop. 8. Long-Term Income and Deprivation-Based Poverty Among the Elderly, Ruud Muffels, Henk-Jan Dirven. 8. Impoverishment and Social Exclusion: A Dynamic Perspective on Income and Relative Deprivation in Belgium and the Netherlands, Henk-Jan Dirven and Didier Fouarge. 9. Poor Swedes, Poor Britons: A Comparative Analysis of Relative Deprivation, Bjorn Hallerod. 10. Long-Term Recipiency of Social Assistance in Germany: The Eighties Verses the Nineties, Petra Buhr and Andreas Weber. 11. Poverty Risks and the Life Cycle: The Individualization Thesis Reconsidered, Hans-Jurgen Andreß, Katja Schulte. 12. The Expansion of Poverty ad a Social Cost of Transition: A Challenge for Russia, Vladimir Mikhalev. 13. Urban Poverty and Local Policies Against Social Exclusion in Italy: The North-South Devide, Yuri Kazepov.
Hans-Jürgen Andreß studied social and political science at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) and Ann Arbor (USA). He gained his Dr. phil. at the University of Frankfurt/Main in 1983 and is at present professor for empirical research methods and computer science at the Faculty of Sociology of Bielefeld University (Germany). He has published in the field of multivariate statistical methods, labour market, and poverty research.