December 2018

IZA DP No. 12014: Perspectives on Poverty in Europe

published in: Italian Economic Journal, 6 (1), March 2020, 129-155 (Open Access)

I address four topics: how our capacities to monitor poverty in Europe have improved substantially over recent decades; how progress on EU poverty reduction has been disappointing and why this has been; conceptual and measurement issues; and the future direction of EU-level anti-poverty actions. I follow in the footsteps of a giant – my perspectives are essentially elaborations of points made by Tony Atkinson.