Il monitoraggio della povertà e della sua dinamica: questioni di misura e evidenze empiriche

U. Trivellato
The paper presents a broad overview of issues on the measurement of poverty in developed countries, and chiefly in Italy, as well empirical evidence on the trends and the dynamics of poverty in Italy in the period 1980-97. In section 2 recent advances in monitoring poverty in Italy, largely inspired by the International Standard of Poverty Line, are outlined. Some selected measurement issues are then discussed, i.e.: (I) income or consumption as the reference variable;...