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Debates on the measurement of global poverty

Author: Sudhir Anand; Paul D Segal; Joseph Eugene Stiglitz
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Initiative for Policy Dialogue series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together the most recent debates in the measurement of global poverty - a topic of the greatest importance if we are to develop effective strategies for poverty reduction and have  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Anand; Paul D Segal; Joseph Eugene Stiglitz
ISBN: 9780199558032 0199558035 9780199558049 0199558043
OCLC Number: 690671949
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-446 p.) : tabl., graph. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART I: MEASURING GLOBAL POVERTY ; 2. The Debate on Globalization, Poverty and Inequality: Why Measurement Matters ; 3. How Not to Count the Poor ; 3a A Reply to Reddy and Pogge ; 3b How Many Poor People Should There Be? ; 4. Raising the Standard: The War on Global Poverty ; 5. Irrelevance of the $1-a-Day Poverty Line ; 6. Use of Country Purchasing Power Parities for International Comparisons of Poverty Levels: Potential and Limitations ; 7. Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World) ; 8. Poverty or Income Distribution: Which Do We Want to Measure? ; 9. A Note on the (Mis)Use of National Accounts for Estimation of Household Final Consumption Expenditures for Poverty Measures ; 10. Unequal Development in the 1990s: Growing Gaps in Human Capabilities ; PART II: REGIONAL AND COUNTRY STUDIES ; 11. Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty with an Eye to Equitable Growth Policy ; 12. The Changing Nature of Urban Poverty in China ; 13. China is Poorer than We Thought, but No Less Successful in the Fight against Poverty ; 14. Poverty Decline in India in the 1990s : A Reality and Not an Artifact ; 15. Living Standards in Africa
Series Title: Initiative for Policy Dialogue series.
Responsibility: edited by Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal and Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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