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Small Area Methods for Poverty and Living Condition Estimates

Objective

It is well known that in order to ensure a good allocation of public funds and to guarantee the rights of final users of the statistics (government, research institutes and citizens) statistical data on monetary and supplementary poverty indicators have to be timely and effective. Effectiveness of statistical data is a function of their spatial relevance and accuracy. Often official data are referred only to wider domains (e.g. NUTS 2 level) and, sometimes, the finer is the required spatial detail (NUTS3, NUTS4 level) the less accurate is the estimate. Local Government has to know accurate data referred to local areas and/or small domains (NUTS3, NUTS4 level) to 1) ensure monitoring of Poverty and inequality; 2) focus on special targets consisting of segments of population at higher risk of poverty (elusive populations) 3) appreciate the multidimensional nature of poverty and inequality with attention to the non monetary aspects of it (social exclusion and deprivation) 4) measure the subjective aspects of poverty as they are perceived by local groups and populations. The aim of S.A.M.P.L.E. project is to identify and develop new indicators and models for inequality and poverty with attention to social exclusion and deprivation, as well as to develop, implement models, measures and procedures for small area estimation of the traditional and new indicators and models. This goal is achieved with the help of the local administrative databases. Local government agencies often have huge amount of administrative data to monitory some of the actions which witness situations of social exclusion and deprivation (social security claims for unemployment and eligibility for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers) of households and citizens.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/monetary and finances

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 203 888
Administrative Contact
Monica Pratesi (Prof.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 603
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Achille Lemmi (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 452
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthew Warrington (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 66 364
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina García Beato (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 094
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rafael Gandía-Balaguer (Mr.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 61 016
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 162
02 554 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Artur Mika (Mr.)
PROVINCIA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 109
Address
P.zza Vittorio Emanuele Ii N. 14
56125 Pisa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Prosperini (Dr.)
SIMURG CONSULENZE E SERVIZI DI MIRANI DANIELE SALVUCCI CLAUDIO E TOIGOMORENO SNC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 84 809
Address
Via Sansoni Eugenio 13
57123 Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moreno Toigo (Dr.)
CENTRUM EDUKACJI STATYSTYCZNEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 28 611
Address
Jachranka 81
05-140 Serock K. Warszawy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Staniszewska (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 026
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)