- Individual employment, household employment and risk of poverty in the EU: a decomposition analysis
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- Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
- Eurostat methodologies & working papers
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
This Working Paper explores the missing links between employment policy success and social inclusion policy failure. The focus is on individuals in the 20 to 59 age cohort and empirical analyses are relying on the EU Labour Force Survey (EU LFS) and the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU SILC). The analysis proceeds in two steps. The first step considers the distribution of individual jobs over households, thus establishing a link between individual employment rates and household employment rates and measuring the size of unequal distribution of employment over households. The second step in the analysis matches employment at both levels of aggregation with poverty. The proposed methodology does yield interesting insights into the trajectories that individual EU welfare states have followed over the past ten years.
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