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Journal Article

Poverty and inequality during the Great Recession in Greece

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Publication date

May 2014

Summary

The severe economic crisis that has been affecting Greece since 2009 is having an unprecedented impact in terms of job and income losses, and is widely perceived to have a comparably significant effect in terms of greater inequality and increased poverty. This article provides an early assessment of whether (and to what extent) the latter is the case. Specifically, it simulates the impact of the austerity (i.e. fiscal consolidation policies) and the recession (i.e. negative developments in the wider economy) on the distribution of incomes in 2009–12, and estimates how the burden of the Great Recession has been shared across income groups. The article concludes by discussing the policy implications of the authors’ research.

Published in

Political Studies Review

Volume and page numbers

12 , 209 -223

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12050

ISSN

16

Subjects

Economics, Poverty, and Microsimulation

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1650556~S5

Notes

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  1. Distributional implications of the crisis in Greece in 2009-2012

    Chrysa Leventi and Manos Matsaganis

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    2. Poverty
    3. Microsimulation

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