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European social statistics - Income, poverty and social exclusion: 2nd report - Data 1994-1997Income, poverty and social exclusion is a topic of general, persistent and increasing interest. This report is aimed at a wide range of users, including policy-makers, the research community and the general public.
It gives a comprehensive picture of income poverty and social exclusion in the European Union during the mid-1990s.
A first report was published in 2001. The current report presents updated cross-sectional information and introduces a longitudinal analysis. Calculations are based on the latest version of the European Community Household Panel user data base which has been validated by participant countries (December 2002, waves 1-4).
Indicator calculations are consistent with those adopted at the Laeken European Council in December 2001. The publication includes an executive summary and a detailed explanation of the conceptual and methodological framework.
There are chapters dealing with income distribution, income poverty and the dynamics of income poverty. These are complemented by an analysis of non-monetary 'lifestyle' deprivation and its interaction with income poverty.
Further sections are devoted to the role of social transfers and country-specific results and conclusions.
The presentation comprises text and graphs. Appendices include detailed statistical tables. The work has been undertaken in collaboration with a team of recognised experts in the field.