We are happy to present you our Poverty Explainer on the Multidimensionality of poverty.
“The problem is not that we run out of money occasionally, the real problem is that we live our entire lives this way and our children grow up in this too”.
For EAPN, the concept of multidimensional poverty is essential in recognising the wider psychological, social and cultural as well as economic effects of poverty. Indeed, people experiencing poverty and social exclusion lack adequate income, resources and access to public and private services that are fundamental to a decent life.
This EAPN Explainer provides a global understanding of different concepts and mechanisms and covers the following topics:
- The concept of poverty – what is poverty?
- The concept of multidimensionality of poverty and social exclusion
- The categories the most at risk of poverty – who is more at risk?
- How people are at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU?
- The measure of poverty – how do we know how many people are poor?
- EU poverty target and indicators
- Role of the State in preventing and mitigating poverty and social exclusion
- EAPN recommendations