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Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty - Initiative for Policy Dialogue (Paperback)
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Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty - Initiative for Policy Dialogue (Paperback)

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Paperback 462 Pages / Published: 04/03/2010
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The international community's commitment to halve global poverty by 2015 has been enshrined in the first Millennium Development Goal. How global poverty is measured is a critical element in assessing progress towards this goal, and different researchers have presented widely-varying estimates. The chapters in this volume address a range of problems in the measurement and estimation of global poverty, from a variety of viewpoints. Topics covered include the controversies surrounding the definition of a global poverty line; the use of purchasing power parity exchange rates to map the poverty line across countries; and the quality, and appropriate use, of data from national accounts and household surveys. Both official and independent estimates of global poverty have proved to be controversial, and this volume presents and analyses the lively debate that has ensued.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199558049
Number of pages: 462
Weight: 683 g
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 25 mm


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While there are many publications on alleviating global poverty, this compliation of papers focuses on the fundamental issue of what constitutes poverty and how it is measured. This is an important concern since one fo the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is halving world poverty by the year 2015. Whether or not this goal has been or will be reached depends fundamentally on the definition of poverty, which in turn influences the measurement of poverty itself.... This volume addresses an important, challenging issue and will be of value to students and researchers of development economics and world poverty. * CHOICE *

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