Prevalence and Overlap of Three Measures of Economic Vulnerability

  • Julia Henke
Part of the Life Course Research and Social Policies book series (LCRS, volume 11)


This is the second chapter of Part III ‘Prevalence Of Economic Vulnerability Among Swiss Pensioners’ that presents a descriptive analysis of our sample population. It provides the background for more complex multivariate analyses by systematically exploring the relationship between the three measures of economic vulnerability and all potential explanatory variables. This chapter presents the prevalence of our dependent variables, three different measures of economic vulnerabilities: Monthly income below CHF 2′400.- (Objective Measure/Income Poverty), Difficulties in making ends meet with monthly income (Self-Assessed Measure/Economic Strain) and Worries about not having enough money for current expenses (Perceived Measure/Economic Stress).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Henke
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  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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