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Measures of Material Deprivation in OECD Countries

Author : Boarini, R., and Mira d'Ercole, M.

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Place of Publish: Paris

Year: 2006

Acc. No: 755-S

Category: Soft Documents

Type of Resource: Multi dimensional poverty, Financial aid, Unemployment and poverty

Languages: No

ISBN: English

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This paper discusses the use of material deprivation measures for an analysis of poverty in OECDcountries. Its main goal is to identify suitable survey questions that might be used in comparative analysis, as a first step towards the construction of more satisfactory poverty measures. The paper proposes a simple taxonomy of the broad notion of material deprivation into its objective and subjective dimensions and into its main components, and present data on the share of households reporting different types of material deprivation. It also proposes a simple summary measure of material deprivation, defined as the average of indicators across different items.