Using the new Family Resources Survey question block to measure material deprivation among pensioners

McKay, Steve (2010) Using the new Family Resources Survey question block to measure material deprivation among pensioners. Technical Report. HMSO, London.

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Deprivation indicators may be used to replace or supplement measures of income poverty. They have been used in academic surveys since the late 1960s, form a key part of the measurement of child poverty and have been included in the Family Resources Survey (FRS) since 2004-05 for that purpose.
This report takes the new material deprivation questions for older people, asked in the FRS since 2008, and proposes how to construct an overall measure of deprivation. It uses data from May 2008-March 2009, and applies a range of statistical analyses to compare different strategies to constructing such a measure. It looks at the implications of different choices in the design of the overall index of pensioner material deprivation.

Keywords:Family Resources Survey, Deprivation, Pensioner
Subjects:L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:8108
Deposited On:18 Mar 2013 16:14

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