Developing an index of deprivation which integrates objective and subjective dimensions: Extending the work of Townsend, Mack and Lansley, and Hallerod

Eroglu, S. (2007) Developing an index of deprivation which integrates objective and subjective dimensions: Extending the work of Townsend, Mack and Lansley, and Hallerod. Social Indicators Research, 80 (3). 493-510 . ISSN 0303-8300 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

The full text of this publication is not available from this repository. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://www.springerlink.com/content/b495q2k6853828...

Abstract

This article presents a new approach to index development, extending the methods used by Townsend, Mack and Lansley and Hallerod to measure deprivation in the developed world. The index combines three 'objective' dimensions of deprivation (i.e. monetary, consumption and work-related), and weighs them according to subjective perceptions regarding which items are more critical to deprivation. A particular application of factor analysis to determining deprivation measures and their corresponding weights leads to a more sophisticated and theoretically robust index than those used previously. The index draws on data from interviews with both partners of 17 households randomly sampled from a Turkish squatter settlement. The article contends that the methodological and substantive advantages of this approach are relevant to both developing and developed contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: factor analysis; objective and subjective deprivation; poverty; Turkey; well-being
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 08:19
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):