Measuring Global Poverty: Toward a Pro-Poor Approach

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byScott Wisor

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The author examines the moral, methodological, and practical problems that arise from poverty measurement. He establishes a methodological framework for analyzing poverty conceptions and measures, and concludes with concrete recommendations regarding both the procedures for and substance of future global poverty measurement.

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The author examines the moral, methodological, and practical problems that arise from poverty measurement. He establishes a methodological framework for analyzing poverty conceptions and measures, and concludes with concrete recommendations regarding both the procedures for and substance of future global poverty measurement.

SCOTT WISOR is Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the Australian National University, Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.31 × 5.71 × 0.82 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230302866

ISBN - 13:9780230302860

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
PART I: AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
Introducing Poverty Measurement
A Defense of Global Poverty Measurement
A Pro-Poor Methodology
PART II: COMPETING CONCEPTIONS AND MEASURES OF POVERTY
Monetary Approaches
Basic Needs
Capabilities
Social Exclusion
Rights
PART III: THE WAY FORWARD
New Values, New Desiderata
Public Reason and Poverty Measurement
Toward Pro-Poor Global Poverty Measurement
Notes
References
Index