Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

What Does It Mean to be Poor in a Rich Society?

The author extends the discussion of poverty and its measurement beyond the current U.S. model that dates to the mid-1960s. He explores European Union and United Kingdom proposals for comprehensive measures that consider indicators of material deprivation and "social exclusion." He concludes with a proposal for developing a measure of poverty and social exclusion for the United States.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2009-001
  • Author(s): Robert Haveman