Defining Poverty In The Developing World by Frances StewartDefining Poverty In The Developing World by Frances Stewart

Defining Poverty In The Developing World

EditorFrances Stewart, Barbara Harriss-White, Ruhi Saith

Hardcover | June 28, 2007

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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.
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...
Title:Defining Poverty In The Developing WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:June 28, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230516726

ISBN - 13:9780230516724


Table of Contents

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