Case Study: Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion

The EU Task Force on material deprivation adopted the methodology developed for the 1999 PSE, contained in two books in our Studies in Poverty and Social Exclusion series, to develop both an 'All person' and a 'Child' deprivation index for all 27 EU member states.

This became the basis for a proposal to revise the EU2020 poverty measure in 2015. Without these books the EU would not have adopted the 1999 PSE methodology and anti-poverty policies across the EU would not become as accurately targeted as they could be.