Economic vulnerability, multidimensional deprivation and social cohesion in an enlarged European community

C.T. Whelan, B. Maître

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    Abstract

    In this article we have sought to combine regional and social exclusion perspectives on economic exclusion in the enlarged European Community. Our analysis, based on the European Quality of Life Survey, confirms that while the economically vulnerable, identified through latent class analysis, constitute substantially larger groups in the poorer economic clusters, they are much more sharply differentiated from others in the richer clusters. While the economically vulnerable are also disadvantaged in relation to measures of multidimensional deprivation and social cohesion, between economic clusters differences on these dimensions cannot be accounted for by corresponding variations in levels and intensity of economic vulnerability. In fact, the impact of such vulnerability on social cohesion is greater in the more affluent clusters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-239
    Number of pages25
    JournalInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology
    Volume46
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2005

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