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Poverty Dynamics: Measurement and Understanding from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the book. Section 1.2 addresses the issue of how to bring time into the measurement of poverty and into the analysis of trajectories in and out of poverty. Section 1.3 ... More


Chronic Poverty and All That: The Measurement of Poverty over Time

César Calvo and Stefan Dercon

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
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9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses a number of issues related to measuring poverty over time. It highlights some of the key normative decisions that have to be taken, in particular, the role of compensation over ... More


Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapters in this book provide an examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work ... More


Poverty Monitoring

Margaret Kakande

in Uganda's Economic Reforms: Insider Accounts

Published in print:
2009
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February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556229
eISBN:
9780191721823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556229.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Political concern that rapid economic growth did not appear to be benefiting the poor led to an increased focus in the mid‐1990s on ensuring public expenditure was pro‐poor and on monitoring poverty ... More


Poverty Measurement Blues: Beyond ‘Q‐squared’ Approaches to Understanding Chronic Poverty in South Africa

Andries du Toit

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Discussions about the limits of econometric approaches to understanding poverty are often framed as if the central differences are those between quantitative and qualitative method and as if the key ... More


Subjective Assessments, Participatory Methods, and Poverty Dynamics: The Stages of Progress Method

Anirudh Krishna

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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2009
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May 2009
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9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the stages of progress method for the assessment of poverty. It tracks households in five countries: four developing countries and the United States. The methodology has seven ... More


A Class of Chronic Poverty Measures

James E. Foster

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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2009
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May 2009
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9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a new class of chronic poverty measures that can account for duration in poverty as well as the traditional dimensions of incidence, depth, and severity. The chapter proceeds as ... More


Looking Forward: Theory‐Based Measures of Chronic Poverty and Vulnerability

Michael R. Carter and Munenobu Ikegami

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using guidance from the microeconomic theory of poverty traps, this chapter uses the past to identify structural patterns of change — asset dynamics — rather than past levels of poverty. The ... More


Bringing Politics Back into Poverty Analysis: Why Understanding of Social Relations Matters More for Policy on Chronic Poverty than Measurement

John Harriss

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that most poverty research is working with a model of knowledge from the natural sciences: that is to say, there are objective facts to be discovered; methods for uncovering these ... More


When Endowments and Opportunities Don't Match: Understanding Chronic Poverty

S.R. Osmani

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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2009
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9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.00011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter offers a new perspective in both understanding the causes of chronic poverty and looking for its solution. Instead of focusing on the level or the magnitude of endowments possessed by ... More


Questioning the Power of Resilience: Are Children up to the Task of Disrupting the Transmission of Poverty?

Jo Boyden and Elizabeth Cooper

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the question of whether studies of resilience are useful for research and practice concerning children's poverty and the life course and intergenerational transmission of ... More


The Social Distribution of Sanctioned Harm: Thinking through Chronic Poverty, Durable Poverty, and Destitution

Maia Green

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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2009
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May 2009
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9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an anthropological take on the concept of chronic poverty. An anthropological approach places social construction at the centre of enquiry, considering how concepts come to ... More


Toward an Economic Sociology of Chronic Poverty: Enhancing the Rigour and Relevance of Social Theory

Michael Woolcock

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on both expanding and refining the analytical scope of the ‘social’ (or non-economic) aspects of chronic poverty. The chapter is structured in six sections. Section 15.2 briefly ... More


The Construction of an Asset Index: Measuring Asset Accumulation in Ecuador

Caroline Moser and Andrew Felton

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter applies principal components analysis to panel data from urban Ecuador (collected over 1978-2004) and constructs an asset index to measure asset accumulation. The chosen assets are: ... More


Poverty in Time: Exploring Poverty Dynamics from Life History Interviews in Bangladesh

Peter Davis

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the usefulness of a life history method for analysing poverty dynamics in developing country contexts, using findings from a study in the Kushtia district in Bangladesh. Among ... More


Investments, Bequests, and Public Policy: Intergenerational Transfers and the Escape from Poverty

Agnes R. Quisumbing

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
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May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the factors that impede the transfer of human and physical capital (assets), forms of wealth for which there is more empirical evidence. Section 12.2 uses a conceptual ... More


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