[Yourtopia] More data questions
rosamaria.bitetti at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 01:40:17 BST 2012
Done. Buona notte!
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 20:33, Velichka Dimitrova <
velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi again,
> I have updated the English definition of poverty incidence - the Italian
> version should be updated as well. A very short definition would be:
> "Poverty incidence is the proportion of families with per capita income
> below the poverty threshold."
> It still needs an update of the Italian translation though, @Rosamaria?
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Marian Steinbach <marian at sendung.de>wrote:
>> I have another data-related question, this time it's about "Poverty
>> This is the current english description:
>> "A poor family in relative terms is defined as a family with
>> consumption expenditure equal to or below the relative poverty line,
>> which is calculated on the basis of survey data on household
>> consumption. The threshold of absolute poverty is the monthly expense
>> necessary to acquire the minimum basket of goods and services which
>> are considered essential - in the Italian context for a given family
>> to achieve the "minimally acceptable" standard of living. Families
>> with a monthly expenditures equal to or less than the threshold value
>> (which differs in size and age composition of the family, by
>> geographical and demographic size of the municipality of residence)
>> are classified as absolutely poor."
>> From this text, I understand that relative and absolute poverty are
>> two different concepts. But it leaves open which one is reflected in
>> the data. Or at least it's not clear.
>> The visualization on the Istat page and the available excel downloads
>> only contain data on relative poverty.
>> Shouldn't we edit the description, and maybe also the headline, to
>> reflect that the data is actually about relative poverty?
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