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9 Food and Standard of Living: An Analysis Based on Sri Lankan Data

Sudhir Anand and Christopher Harris

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/9780198286356.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines an empirical welfare indicator using data from Sri Lanka. Per capita income, because of its variability, may lead to overstatements of inequality and poor people's food ... More


On Ultrapoverty *

Sudhir Anand, Christopher Harris, and Oliver Linton

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/9780199239115.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Lipton (1983) defined an individual to be ‘ultrapoor’ if and only if: (i) his calorie intake falls below 0.8 of the intake appropriate for his age, sex, and activity group; and (ii) his foodshare ... More


Consumption-Based Measures in Developing Nations: Lessons from Brazil

Peter Lanjouw

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/9780199860586.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter is concerned with deriving a welfare indicator for households that captures the economic dimensions of well-being. It focuses specifically on Brazil, and illustrates how, in this ... More


A Price for Everything?

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

in Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199767199
eISBN:
9780199332557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767199.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews old and recent arguments for and against monetary aggregates as social welfare indicators. It is organized as follows. Sections 3.1 and 3.2 examine two different ... More


Direct impacts of input subsidies

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

in Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides evidence on the direct impacts of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidies programme, based on analysis of household level survey data collected by the authors and findings from other ... More


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