Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
From exclusion to inclusion in old ageA global challenge$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Thomas Scharf and Norah C. Keating

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427731

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Exclusion from material resources: poverty and deprivation among older people in Europe

Exclusion from material resources: poverty and deprivation among older people in Europe

Chapter:
(p.71) Five Exclusion from material resources: poverty and deprivation among older people in Europe
Source:
From exclusion to inclusion in old age
Author(s):

Asghar Zaidi

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0005

Having adequate material resources is central to the well-being of people in both developing and industrialised nations. In western industrialised nations, lack of income and an inability to afford the types of goods and services that most people in a society have access to or to participate in social activities that are taken for granted typically figure strongly in attempts to operationalise the concept of social exclusion. Drawing on empirical data from EU nations, Asghar Zaidi not only highlights the degree to which older people across Europe are prone to the risk of income poverty, but also examines their capacity to afford key items of expenditure. The chapter shows the substantial variation that exists across European nations in relation to older people's access to material resources, and in particular the extent to which cross-national differences exist arising from the measurement approach adopted.

Keywords:   Material resources, Poverty, Europe, Ageing, Older people, Social exclusion

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.