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Poverty and Deprivation in Europe$
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Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588435

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.001.0001

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Why Measure Material Deprivation?

Why Measure Material Deprivation?

(p.1) 1 Why Measure Material Deprivation?
Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Brian Nolan

Christopher T. Whelan

Oxford University Press

This chapter sets out the rationale and the point of departure of the book, the issues it addresses, and the structure it employs in doing so. It begins with an introductory discussion of why it is important to go beyond income in capturing poverty and exclusion. It then sketches out key features of the European context in which the core questions at issue arise. The aims and distinctive features of the book are then set out and its structure outlined.

Keywords:   income, poverty, exclusion, European Union

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