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Aggregate level and determining factors of social exclusion in twelve European countries
There has been a shift in the public discourse of many EU countries from `poverty' to `social exclusion'. This article treats chronic cumulative disadvantage as a proxy for `social exclusion' andExpand
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The Distributional Impact of in Kind Public Benefits in European Countries
International comparisons of inequality based on measures of disposable income may not be valid if the size and incidence of publicly-provided in kind benefits differ across the countries considered.Expand
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Distributional Effects of Imputed Rents in Five European Countries
Most empirical distributional studies of well-being in developed countries rely on distributions of disposable income. From a theoretical point of view this practice is contentious since aExpand
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Identifying Population Groups at High Risk of Social Exclusion: Evidence from the Echp
In recent years in the public discourse of many European countries there has been a shift in emphasis from "poverty" to "social exclusion". Broadly interpreted, "social exclusion" implies theExpand
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Earnings Determination and Taxes: Evidence from a Cohort Based Payroll Tax Reform in Greece
This paper analyzes the response of earnings to payroll tax rates using a cohort-based reform in Greece. All individuals who started working on or after 1993 face permanently a much higher earningsExpand
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The Economic Impact of Immigration in Greece: Taking Stock of the Existing Evidence
Greece was traditionally an emigration country. However, since the early 1990s it became an immigrant destination and nowadays up to a tenth of the population are immigrants, mainly from neighbouringExpand
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Education and Inequality in Greece
In the public discourse, education is usually considered as the main vehicle for the promotion of social equality and social mobility. The paper surveys the existing literature and concludes that theExpand
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Estimation and Comparison of Two Simple Models of Equivalence Scales for the Cost of Children
The models of equivalence scales for the cost of children attributed to E. Engel (1895) and E. Rothbarth (1943) are presented and estimated using common demand structures on the data of the GreekExpand
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Elderly and Non-elderly in the European Union: A Comparison of Living Standards
This paper compares the living standards of the elderly vis-a-vis the rest of the population in EU countries in the late 1980s using the data of household budget surveys. Elderly and nonelderly areExpand
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The Distributional Impact of Social Transfers in the European Union: Evidence from the Echp
Social transfers vary enormously across the European Union, as has been demonstrated in earlier research. This paper analyses the comparative effects of these transfers on inequality and poverty,Expand
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