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Micro-level analysis of the european social agenda: combating poverty and social exclusion through changes in social and fiscal policy

Objective

One of the key common social objectives within the European Union is the reduction of poverty and social exclusion. Using household micro-data and micro simulation methods, this project aims to explore the impacts of social and fiscal policies on poverty. It will also explore the effects on poverty of reforms to existing policies and the feasibility of meeting a range of possible targets for poverty reduction. The inter-relation with individual decisions, in the face of a rapidly changing socio-economic environment, is an important element in the design of social and fiscal policies. As well as the redistribution of household incomes, the project will examine the effect of policy changes on men and women separately, and on individual work incentives.
The project covers all 15 Member States of the European Union and will consider the issues in each within a comparable framework and from three perspectives:
(a) national,
(b) comparative and
(c) European.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Cambridge
Address
Sidgwick Avenue
CB3 9DE Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (17)

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari De Bellaterra, Edifici B
08193 Bellaterra
CENTRE D'ETUDES DE POPULATIONS, DE PAUVRETE ET DE POLITIQUES SOCIO-ECONOMIQUES
Luxembourg
Address
Rue Emile Mark 44
4501 Differdange
CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
Greece
Address
39,Tsimiski 39
114 72 Athens
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Boulevard Jourdan 48 Ecole Normale Supérieure
75690 Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO SOBRE ECONOMIA PORTOGUESA
Portugal
Address
Rua Miguel Lupi 20
1200-725 Lisboa
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Bd Jourdan 48 - Ens
75690 Paris
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Burlington Road 4
Dublin
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND RESEARCH
Austria
Address
Berggasse 17
1090 Wien
GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Koenigin-luise-strasse 5
14195 Berlin
GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Finland
Address
Haemeentie 3
00531 Helsinki
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Sweden
Address
Fredgatan 8
103 33 Stockholm
PROMETEIA CALCOLO SRL
Italy
Address
Via G. Marconi 43
40122 Bologna
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
Address
Warandelaan, 2
5000 LE Tilburg
THE DANISH NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
Denmark
Address
28,Herluf Trolles Gade 11
1052 Koebenhavn K/copenhagen
THE WARDEN AND FELLOWS OF NUFFIELD COLLEGE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
New Road
OX1 1NF Oxford
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue F.d. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Colombia
00133 Roma