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Measuring poverty

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Poverty -- United States -- Statistical methods.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-482) and index.

      StatementConstance F. Citro and Robert T. Michael, editors ; Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance: Concepts, Information Needs, and Measurement Methods ... [et al.].
      ContributionsCitro, Constance F. 1942-, Michael, Robert T., Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance (United States)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC110.P6 M36 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 501 p. :
      Number of Pages501
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1272581M
      ISBN 100309051282
      LC Control Number95003901

        The chart above shows the differences between relative and absolute poverty headcount ratios for countries that have measured both. You can select other countries from the drop down list, but for example, you can see that Romania switched from measuring poverty in absolute terms to measuring poverty in relative terms in Measuring Poverty in Nigeria should prove useful to development organisations and other representatives of civil society engaged in promoting good governance in Nigeria, It explores the underlying causes of poverty, both urban and rural; presents a wide range of indices; and assesses the prospects for inclusive and equitable development under.


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The main poverty line used in the OECD and the European Union is a relative poverty measure based on "economic distance", a level of income usually set at 60% of the median household income.

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Book: ‘Measuring Poverty around the World’ Hardcover | | | | ISBN | pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 80 b/w illus. | 8 tables. E-book ISBN The volume explores specific issues underlying the poverty measure, analyzes the likely effects of any changes on poverty rates, and discusses the impact on eligibility for public benefits.

In supporting its recommendations the panel provides insightful recognition of the political and Measuring poverty book dimensions of this key economic indicator.

Definitions and measures of poverty July Our vision is a world without poverty that invests in human security, where everyone shares the benefits of opportunity and growth Measuring poverty Income poverty measurements generally use the physiological deprivation model1 to assess lack of access to economic resources (income File Size: KB.

Measuring Poverty will be important to government officials, policy analysts, statisticians, economists, researchers, and others involved in virtually all poverty and social welfare issues.

Show this book's table of contents, where you can jump to any chapter by name. Measuring poverty and communicating poverty reduction results is a long-standing priority for the World Bank.

Inwe set up a Commission on Global Poverty to provide recommendations on how to more comprehensively measure and monitor global poverty.

The book focuses on two domains: the measurement of absolute consumption poverty and a specific approach to multidimensional analysis of binary (p.4) poverty indicators.

In choosing these two areas of focus, the intent is not to give the impression that these two domains alone are sufficient for rigorous poverty assessment. Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA IGO licence.

It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

Measuring Poverty Around the World. Anthony B. Atkinson, edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. Princeton University Press. Find this book: The British economist Sir Tony Atkinson () was an authority in the field of poverty and inequality, inspiring communities of scholars and significantly impacting the world of policy.

In a remarkably concise, readable, and accessible format, John Iceland provides a comprehensive picture of poverty in America, He shows how poverty is measured and understood and how it has changed over time, as well as how public policies have grappled with poverty as a political issue and an economic reality.

This edition has been updated and includes a new preface. Poverty is measured in the United States by comparing a person’s or family’s income to a set poverty threshold or minimum amount of income needed to cover basic needs. People whose income falls under their threshold are considered poor.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the government agency in charge of measuring poverty. To do so, it uses two. Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries: motivation and overview, Channing Arndt and Finn Tarp 2.

Absolute poverty lines, Channing Arndt, Kristi Mahrt, and Finn Tarp 3. Multidimensional first-order dominance comparisons of population wellbeing, Channing Arndt, Nikolaj Siersbaek, and Lars Peter Osterdal 4. The poverty line reflects any calculations about the money required for subsistence living, including housing, food and other necessities.

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Anthony B. Atkinson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. ISBN: (hbk), (ebook) Martin Ravallion 1Author: Martin Ravallion. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: viii, 71 pages: map ; 30 cm: Contents: Geography and population --Economy --Politics --The democratic challenge --Framework of the report --Social development and poverty in Nigeria --Social context --The experience of poverty in Nigeria --External influences on poverty --Health services in Nigeria --Health status of.

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the current poverty line, and Measuring Poverty is easily the most comprehensive and authoritative work to tackle these issues. This Book Notice argues that the Panel was correct to recommend changes in the current poverty line, but that the Panel's suggestions overreach in several crucial areas.

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poverty measurement worldwide and sketches a road to improving country practices while achieving greater comparability within and across countries. It is hoped that this book will serve as the basis for formulating national, regional and international statistical programs to strengthen the capacity in member countries to collect and analyze Size: 1MB.

MeasuresBecause there are differing ways of defining poverty, it is inevitable that the measurement of poverty is rather difficult. Clearly, definition indicates what is to be measured. In the UK, there have been four main approaches to defining and measuring poverty: Subsistence or minimum consumption poverty line, for example, Rowntree.

No attention to what the poor actually ate or allowance. Provides new indexes for measuring the presence and extent of poverty Contains cutting-edge empirical techniques for data-driven analysis Explores the politics of poverty measurement Offers a comprehensive analysis of multidimensional poverty in a number of developed economies.

Measuring Poverty around the World View larger image. By: Anthony Bor view our freely available titles. Synopsis The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the worldIn this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world’s great.

The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the worldIn this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world's great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an.

Poverty Measurement: Challenges and Benefits Sunil Bhat and Veena Yamini A July Measuring Poverty: A Complex Topic Made Easier. Poverty measurement is a complex topic.

A relative and dynamic concept, poverty can be interpreted in many ways. Those adjudged poor by others may see themselves as rich, and vice Size: 64KB. A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software.

Poverty is not having enough material possessions or income for a person's needs. Poverty may include social, economic, and political elements.

Absolute poverty is the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. The threshold at which absolute poverty is defined is always about the same, independent of the person's permanent location.

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Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades. The large majority of developing countries now regularly conduct a variety of household surveys, and the information base in developing countries with respect to poverty and wellbeing has improved dramatically.

Introduction “Measuring poverty at the local level is straightforward; at the national level it is hard but manageable; and at the level of the world as a whole it is extremely difficult, so much so that some people argue that it is not worth the effort” (Deaton ).Yet, international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank have invested heavily in measuring global Cited by: 1.

This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working.

The brief introduces the more. Abstract: This paper sets out the methodological issues for the measurement of poverty before presenting a poverty profile of South Africa. It tests the sensitivity of the poverty profile to.

About the book. In this Measuring Poverty around the World, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world’s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe?The persistence of poverty - in rich and poor countries alike - is one of the.

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In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson Cited by: 3. Abstract. The paper is concerned with discussing some of the basic issues in the measurement of poverty. The measurement of poverty can be split into two distinct operations, viz.

identification (who are the poor?) and aggregation (how are the poverty characteristics of different people to be combined into an aggregate measure?). The nature of the exercise of poverty measurement is examined in Cited by:. A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software.

This book gathers in one volume.The high and insistent demand for in-depth and precise accounts of multidimensional poverty measurement motivates this book, which is aimed at graduate students in quantitative social sciences.

(Archived document, may contain errors) d d I November 1, THE PROBLEMS OF MEASURING POVERTY INTRODUCTION Federal, state, and local governments last -year spent $ billion on the major.