Author Archives: Marion

About Marion

I'm a researcher at INED (French Institute for Demographic Studies). I made a postdoc at the Université Catholique de Louvain. I have my PhD from the Paris School of Economics and the CREST in Paris. I'm interested in Family Economics, Poverty and Econometrics.

Inheritance, dependence and poverty

A few weeks ago, I attended a conference [i] which gathered social scientists (sociologists, historians, economists, legal experts) working on a similar topic using different approaches. This year’s topic was “Inheritance and Bequest”[ii]. I had the opportunity to listen to … Continue reading

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Scarcity – how psychology could help designing public policies

Most of microeconomics is about allocating resources in a constrained world. It starts with budget constraints (or income constraints), but it could also be time, or any resources. In their book “Scarcity – Why having too little means so much”, … Continue reading

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Conference “Poverty and Family”: some insights on intrahousehold allocations

On December 5 and 6, the PoRESP team, together with Bram De Rock (ULB) and William Pariente (UCL, IRES) organized the conference “Poverty and the Family”, in Brussels. All presented papers shared one important belief: families do not behave as … Continue reading

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Poverty and Deprivation in Europe (1/2): Monetary and non-monetary indicators, subsidiary or complementary?

Joint post by Marion and Eve Poverty is often measured in terms of income: all those whose income falls below a certain threshold are considered as poor. As Benoît explained in his post (January 22nd), this poverty line is supposed … Continue reading

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From the household to the individuals: measuring child poverty

Poverty is in general measured at the household level. The headcount measures the numbers of persons living below a threshold that depends on the size of the household. It is constructed as follows: usually, the observer only knows the composition … Continue reading

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Consumption inequalities: from the household to the individual?

While income inequalities have been extensively studied, they give a rather limited idea on the inequalities of living conditions. Inequalities of consumption give a better picture of inequalities of living conditions. Unfortunately, most surveys provide information on household consumption but … Continue reading

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