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Financial Poverty

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chs. 5–8 examine individual indicators, beginning in Ch. 5 with a single field: the risk of financial poverty. A whole chapter is devoted to this one indicator for two reasons: poverty is ... More


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


Nutrition and the Economics of Food: Implications of Some Recent Controversies *

S. R. Osmani

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286356
eISBN:
9780191718465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that many of the policy debates arising from the recent nutrition controversies are ‘a classic case of much ado about nothing’. The difficulties associated with the traditional ... 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


Measuring child poverty and deprivation

David Gordon and Shailen Nandy

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter describes how relative deprivation theory can be used to produce valid and reliable estimates of the extent and nature of child poverty both within and between countries. A worked example ... More


A Practical Proposal for Simplifying the Measurement of Income Poverty *

S. Subramanian

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The identification problem in the measurement of income poverty is associated with a number of both conceptual and pragmatic difficulties. These difficulties also have implications for the ... More


A Class of Chronic Poverty Measures

James E. Foster

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/9780199557547.003.0003
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


Introduction

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how the US government and European countries define and measure poverty. US and European researchers and policy makers face similar issues as ... More


Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Research on poverty in rich countries relies primarily on household income to capture living standards and distinguish those in poverty, and this is also true of official poverty measurement and ... 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
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
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


Multidimensional Poverty Orderings *: theory and applications

François Bourguignon and Satya R. Chakravarty

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter generalizes the poverty ordering criteria available for single dimensional income poverty to the case of multidimensional welfare attributes. It discusses a set of properties to be ... More


Beyond headcount: measures that reflect the breadth and components of child poverty

Sabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a new approach to child poverty measurement that reflects the breadth and components of child poverty. The Alkire and Foster method seeks to answer the question ‘who is poor’ by ... More


Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and ... More


Irrelevance of the $1‐a‐Day Poverty Line 1

T. N. Srinivasan

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that whether an individual is deemed poor depends not only on that individual's economic and non-economic endowments but also, equally, the place of that individual in the ... More


Deconstructing European Poverty Measures

Richard V. Burkhauser

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter considers the implications for the EU of the American experience in measuring poverty. It begins by considering different dimensions within which both the EU and the United States must ... More


Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Amartya Sen

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines concentrates on food supply. This is shown to be ... More


Using Nonmonetary Deprivation Indicators to Analyze European Poverty and Social Exclusion

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Research and monitoring of poverty in rich countries relies primarily on household income to capture living standards and distinguish the poor. Significant efforts have been made to broaden the ... More


Poverty Redefined as Low Consumption and Low Wealth, Not Just Low Income: Psychological Consequences in Australia and Germany

Bruce Headey, Peter Krause, and Gert G. Wagner

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter suggests that measures of financial poverty should be based on individuals having low consumption and low wealth, as well as low income. Having set out a case for doing this, it provides ... More


Multidimensional child poverty in Vietnam

Keetie Roelen and Franziska Gassmann

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Following widespread acknowledgement that children deserve a child-focused perspective in the development and poverty reduction process worldwide, the construction and use of child poverty approaches ... More


Policy implications of multidimensional poverty measurement in Morocco

Hicham Ait Mansour

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents an analysis of child poverty in Morocco using three different methods for identifying poor children: a monetary approach using the national poverty line methodology; a ... More


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