Armut, soziale Ausgrenzung und Wohnen

Translated title of the contribution: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Housing

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


Against the background of multiple crises, welfare states face increasing challenges in maintaining living standards and combatting poverty. This contribution reviews the evidence with respect to poverty (risk) and homelessness in Austria, while assessing welfare state change in the past decade. It supplements traditional income-based measures with a discussion of material indicators of poverty, and discusses the important role of living costs and housing for the analysis of poverty in particular. Overall, the analysis highlights the need for policy-makers not only to rely on employment as a poverty reduction strategy, but also to ensure wage growth and the provision of basic goods and services to keep the cost of living moderate.
Translated title of the contributionPoverty, Social Exclusion and Housing
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationSoziale Lage und Sozialpolitik in Österreich
Subtitle of host publicationEntwicklungen und Perspektiven
EditorsAdi Buxbaum, Ursula Filipic, Sybille Pirklbauer, Nikolai Sokup, Norman Wagner
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherÖGB Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783990466230
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

Publication series

SeriesSozialpolitik in Diskussion

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502046 Economic policy
  • 502055 Distribution economics


  • poverty
  • housing
  • social exclusion

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