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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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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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Tendances récentes de l’évolution de la pauvreté en Belgique

Comme expliqué dans un post précédent, dans son plan décennal de croissance EU2020, la Commission Européenne identifie comme l’un de ces cinq objectifs prioritaires de sortir 20 millions d’Européens de la pauvreté. La formulation de cet objectif est originale sous … Continue reading

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PoRESP workshop 14th December 2012

You are cordially invited to attend the PoRESP workshop on “Well-being measurement and policy design when agents’ preferences are other-regarding” (jointly organized by François Maniquet (CORE) and Georg Kirchsteiger (Université Libre de Bruxelles)) When: Friday, December 14, 2012 Where: CORE, … Continue reading

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Conference on Poverty Measurement May 29-30, Wavre, Belgium

Poverty is classically measured as a function of the gap  between people’s incomes and a given threshold, the so called poverty line. This amounts to assuming that income is a good proxy for material well-being. This assumption has since long been challenged, on … Continue reading

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Anti-poverty policies in Europe – Where are the Economists?

In 2001 the European Union has made explicit the goal of reducing poverty and social exclusion as part of the Lisbon Strategy. The Europe 2020 framework emphasizes this goal as one of the main objectives of the European growth strategy … Continue reading

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