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Measuring and Managing Poverty Risks

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Title Measuring and Managing Poverty Risks
Period 01 / 2001 - 06 / 2008
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1298112
Data Supplier UM-efb

Abstract

The PhD research studies vulnerability to poverty empirically using the new Social Management of Risks framework. The research explores the ways in which individuals and households deal with risks in order to reduce their vulnerability to poverty. Ultimately all individuals are potentially vulnerable to poverty. The degree of vulnerability, however, differs among individuals. The degree of vulnerability can be assessed primarily by taking into account risk exposure, the institutional environment, differences in assets (risk management capacities) and risk management arrangements. Identification of the important risks and of the groups most vulnerable in terms of these risks, allows policy makers to allocate their resources towards these risks and groups. It is the intention of this research proposal to focus on the link between the individual risk management arrangements on the one hand and the policy instruments that can be used to assist vulnerable groups to deal with the risks, on the other hand.

Abstract (NL)

Het proefschrift Measuring and managing poverty risks bestudeert technische vraagstukken rond het meten van armoede en de kenmerken van mensen die arm zijn en vergelijkt daarbij onder meer de Verenigde Staten met de landen van de Europese Unie. De studie gaat na wat de beleidsimplicaties van technische (meet)keuzes zijn. Volgens sommige berekeningsmethoden bijvoorbeeld, is er minder armoede in Tsjechi├ź dan in Nederland en zijn er ook heel andere mensen arm. De studie legt onder andere uit dat het beleid in Nederland en in andere landen het beste ge├»nspireerd kan worden door het gebruik van verschillende meetmethoden naast elkaar.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. C.R.J. de Neubourg
Co-supervisor Dr. F. Gassmann
Doctoral/PhD student Dr. G.A.M.J. Notten

Classification

A55000 Management, accountancy
A82000 Social circumstances
D43000 Economics

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