Title: Are you unhappy? Then you're poor? Multi-dimensional poverty in Belgium
Authors: Dekkers, Gijs # ×
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy vol:28 issue:11/12 pages:502-515
Abstract: This paper presents a multidimensional measure of poverty. The proposed method has been applied to the PSBH dataset for Belgium for the years between 1994 and 2000. The proposed method reveals three dimensions of poverty: ‘material deprivation’, ‘social deprivation’ and ‘psychological health’. Between 9 and 11 percent of the representative sample of Belgian individuals are poor. The paper also identifies causes of poverty, including not having a job, not having the Belgian nationality, having a poor health or a disability, being lower educated, experiencing financial poverty, being divorced or widowed, and living in the Walloon or Brussels regions.
ISSN: 0144-333X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
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