Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 2/2005, pp. 90-112.
Relația dintre sărăcie și excluziune într-o perspectivă longitudinală
A longitudinal perspective on the relationship between poverty and exclusion
Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): Even if in the theoretical approaches the relationship between poverty and social exclusion is compulsory (the first one being a dimension or a predictor of the second one), the empirical studies using cross-sectional data showed that the two concepts barely intersect. This paper, using panel survey data (1995-1997), tries to demonstrate that poverty and social exclusion (in different aspects housing, durable ownership, education, and labor market participation) are better predicted if we monitor the individuals on longer time intervals than if we adopt a static perspective (based on cross-sectional surveys). Moreover, the weak relationship between them is mainly due to the period the data covers, becoming clearer as we enlarge the observation time.