Defining Poverty In The Developing World

Hardcover | August 15, 2007

EditorFrances Stewart, Ruhi Saith, Barbara Harriss-White

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Despite increasing acceptance that poverty is multidimensional, most policy work adopts a monetary definition. Using data for India and Peru, the authors compare four different approaches to poverty analysis at a theoretical and empirical level. Defining Poverty in the Developing World compares and contrasts monetary, capabilities, social exclusion and participatory approaches in a highly informative manner. The research elucidates the implications for measuring poverty and for policy, concluding that the approach chosen does make a marked difference to conclusions drawn.

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Despite increasing acceptance that poverty is multidimensional, most policy work adopts a monetary definition. Using data for India and Peru, the authors compare four different approaches to poverty analysis at a theoretical and empirical level. Defining Poverty in the Developing World compares and contrasts monetary, capabilities, soc...

FRANCES STEWART is Professor of Development Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford University, UK. A pre-eminent development economist, she was named one of fifty outstanding technological leaders for 2003 by Scientific American.RUHI SAITH qualified as a medical doctor and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements * Introduction--F.Stewart, C.R.Laderchi & R.Saith * The Monetary Approach to Poverty: A Survey of Concepts and Methods--C.R.Laderchi * Capabilities: The Concept and Its Implementation--R.Saith * Social Exclusion: The Concept and Application to Developing Countries--R.Saith * Participatory Methods in the Analysis of Poverty: A Critical Review--C.R.Laderchi * Poverty in India: A Comparison of Different Approaches--R.Saith with A.Sharma * Different Concepts of Poverty--S.Franco * Destitution in India and Peru--B.Harriss-White * Alternative Realities? Different Concepts of Poverty, their Empirical Consequences and Policy Implications: Overview and Conclusions--F.Stewart, R.Saith & B.Harriss-White * Bibliography * Index