How can poverty be effectively evaluated? What criteria should be taken into account? How can comparisons be made between countries given the wide disparities that exist? This volume of Retraite et société presents original results from several studies that examine, in one way or another, questions of precariousness and poverty among older people, with the aim of understanding the economic, social or cultural challenges they present for contemporary society. The authors demonstrate the complexity of evaluating poverty in old age, showing that there is not a universal approach and that measures of poverty should be continually reassessed in the context of social, economic and political change. The specific context of countries must be taken account when comparing poverty in old age. In summary, the volume shows the need to take into account the multidimensional characteristics of poverty and ageing.
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