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.
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.
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