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Poverty

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some of the normative issues related to poverty. Both absolute and relative poverty are discussed as well as the more common poverty measures. The connection between the income ... More


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

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The poverty rate is one of the most visible ways in which nations measure the economic well-being of their low-income citizens. To gauge whether a person is poor, European states often focus on a ... 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


How Not to Count the Poor

Sanjay G. Reddy and Thomas Pogge

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/9780199558032.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that the World Bank's approach to estimating the extent, distribution, and trend of global income poverty is neither meaningful nor reliable. The Bank uses an arbitrary ... More


Comparing Poverty Indicators in an Enlarged EU

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the relative merits of different poverty indicators in relation to their capacity to capture variation in poverty across countries and patterns of socio-economic differentiation ... More


Measures of Food Insecurity at the Household Level *

Indranil Dutta and Craig Gundersen

in Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236558
eISBN:
9780191717031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food insecurity and hunger have traditionally been measured by aggregate food supplies or by variables correlated with food insecurity. Because these measures often poorly reflect individuals' true ... More


Impressionistic Realism: A European Focus on US Poverty Measurement

David S. Johnson

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/9780199860586.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter places research carried out for this section of the volume in the perspective of US attempts to measure poverty as well as work carried out at the Census Bureau to implement an improved ... More


Poverty and Inequality Measures

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter turns to the task of aggregating the information on the distribution of the chosen measure of economic welfare into one or more summary statistics on poverty or inequality. After ... More


Understanding the Mismatch between Income Poverty and Material Deprivation

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the mismatch between poverty measured indirectly using income and direct measures focusing on indicators of material deprivation, using both comparative and longitudinal ... 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


Income Poverty and Deprivation in an Enlarged Europe

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the following questions: Why is relying entirely on income increasingly seen as problematic? How do patterns of income poverty and deprivation compare with each other? What ... More


Overview of Methods for Multidimensional Poverty Assessment

Sabina Alkire, James Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, José Manuel Roche, and Paola Ballón

in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199689491
eISBN:
9780191793745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689491.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a constructive survey of the major existing methods for measuring multidimensional poverty. Many measures were motivated by the basic needs approach, the capability approach, ... More


Child poverty across the industrialised world: evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study

Bruce Bradbury and Markus Jäntti

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides the most recent evidence on the variations in child poverty across the industrialised world. It also assesses the contributions of family structure, market incomes, and state ... More


The Alkire–Foster Counting Methodology

Sabina Alkire, James Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, José Manuel Roche, and Paola Ballón

in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199689491
eISBN:
9780191793745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689491.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the Alkire–Foster multidimensional measurement methodology with an emphasis on the Adjusted Headcount Ratio, denoted (M0). The chapter is divided into ... More


Down and out: Poverty and exclusion in Australia

Peter Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428394
eISBN:
9781447302155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation, and social ... More


Poverty Research and Measurement

Robert Walker

in The Shame of Poverty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199684823
eISBN:
9780191765117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684823.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter documents the changing understanding of poverty, charting shifting emphases from absolute to relative measures, from unidimensional to multidimensional ones that embrace, deprivation, ... More


USA Child Poverty: The Impact of the Great Recession

Christopher Wimer and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797968
eISBN:
9780191839276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797968.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

The Great Recession (GR) was the most dramatic economic downturn the USA has experienced in more than six decades. But against this backdrop, the USA actually made some limited progress against child ... More


Composite Indices of Development

Maria Emma Santos and Georgina Santos

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the literature on composite (and multidimensional) indices of development. Composite indices emerged as an alternative to using a portfolio of indicators, whose scattered ... More


Social Security in South Asia *

S. R. Osmani

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the anti-poverty measures in different parts of South Asia. It classifies these measures under the following four headings: security through control over land, security through ... More


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