Small Area Methods for Poverty and Living Condition Estimates
The S.A.M.P.L.E project is a European Commission funded research project, as part of the Seventh Framework (FP7) Programme of the European Union. The project was implemented between March 2008 until March 2011 and it aimed to develop new indicators and models for measuring inequality and poverty in smaller territorial areas.
The project combined and compared data from local governments with the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) EU-SILC survey and defined a dashboard of poverty and deprivation indicators, which are applicable at the smaller territorial levels (NUTS3 and NUTS4 levels) and can be used by local governments.
Deliverables of the project are available at: http://www.sample-project.eu/en/the-project/deliverables-docs.html
Website of the SAMPLE project http://www.sample-project.eu/