Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Paperback | January 22, 2009

EditorTony Addison, David Hulme, Ravi Kanbur

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This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. Thecontributions included highlight the need to conceptualise poverty from a multidimensional perspective and promote Q-Squared research approaches, or those that combine quantitative and qualitative research.The first part of the book provides a review of the research on poverty dynamics in developing countries. Part two focuses on poverty measurement and assessment, and discusses the most recent work of world-leading poverty analysts. The third part focuses on frameworks for understanding povertyanalysis that avoid measurement and instead utilise approaches based on social relations and structural analysis.There is widespread consensus that poverty analysis should focus on poverty dynamics and this book shows how this idea can practically be taken forward.

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This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. Thecontributions included highlight the need to ...

Tony Addison is Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) University of Manchester, Associate Director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), and Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester. He is currently working on chronic poverty, post-conflict reconstruction and development finance. ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:January 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur: Poverty Dynamics: Measurement and Understanding from an Interdisciplinary PerspectivePart II: Poverty Dynamics: Poverty Measurement and Assessment2. Cesar Calvo and Stefan Dercon: Chronic Poverty and All That: The Measurement of Poverty Over Time3. James E. Foster: A Class of Chronic Poverty Measures4. Isabel Gunther and Stephan Klasen: Measuring Chronic Non-Income Poverty5. Caroline Moser and Andrew Felton: The Construction of an Asset Index Measuring Asset Accumulation in Ecuador6. Michael R. Carter and Munenobu Ikegami: Looking Forward: Theory-Based Measures of Chronic Poverty and Vulnerability7. Peter Davis: Exploring Poverty Dynamics from Life History Interviews in Bangladesh8. Anirudh Krishna: Subjective Assessments, Participatory Methods and Poverty Dynamics: The Stages of Progress MethodPart III: Explanatory Frameworks for Understanding Poverty Dynamics9. John Harriss: Bringing Politics Back into Poverty Analysis: Why Understanding of Social Relations Matters More for Policy on Chronic Poverty than Measurement10. Andries du Toit: Poverty Measurement Blues: Beyond 'Q-Squared' Approaches to Understanding Chronic Poverty in South Africa11. S. R. Osmani: When Endowments and Opportunities Don't Match: Understanding Chronic Poverty12. Agnes Quisumbing: Investments, Bequeaths, and Public Policy: Intergenerational Asset Transfers and the Escape From Poverty13. Jo Boyden and Elizabeth Cooper: Questioning the Power of Resilience: Are Children Up To the Task of Disrupting the Transmission of Poverty?14. Maia Green: The Social Distribution of Sanctioned Harm: Thinking Through Chronic Poverty, Durable Poverty and Destitution15. Michael Woolcock: Toward an Economic Sociology of Chronic Poverty: Enhancing the Rigour and Relevance of Social Theory