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The many dimensions of poverty

Author: Nanak Kakwani; Jacques Silber
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to poverty, including five different perspectives from the disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and institutional economics. The book also explores the link between poverty and the concept of freedom, as articulated by Amartya Sen, in terms of capabilities that are valuable to people. There are also studies of chronicity of poverty, the concept  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Many dimensions of poverty.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608119873
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nanak Kakwani; Jacques Silber
ISBN: 0230004903 9780230004900
OCLC Number: 137331491
Notes: Papers originally presented at an international conference in Brasilia on August 29-31, 2005.
Description: xxii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Multidimensional poverty: conceptual and measurement issues / Erik Thorbecke --
Measuring poverty: the case for a sociological approach / David B. Grusky and Kim A. Weeden --
Poverty counts: living with poverty and poverty measures / Sara Berry --
The multidimensionality of poverty: an institutionalist perspective / Alice Sindzingre --
The subjective dimension of poverty: a psychological viewpoint / Joaquina Palomar Lever --
Choosing dimensions: the capability approach and multidimensional poverty / Sabina Alkire --
On the concept and measurement of empowerment / Ruth Alsop --
Participation, pluralism and perceptions of poverty / Robert Chambers --
A human rights-based approach to poverty: the South African experience / Linda Jansen van Rensburg --
Identifying and measuring chronic poverty: beyond monetary measures? / David Hulme and Andy McKay --
Risk and vulnerability to poverty / Cesar Calvo and Stefan Dercon --
On the political economy of poverty alleviation / Marcelo Cortes Neri and Marcelo Casal de Xerez --
On assessing pro-poorness of government programmes: international comparisons / Nanak Kakwani and Hyun H. Son.
Responsibility: edited by Nanak Kakwani and Jacques Silber.
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With representatives from different disciplines stressing the central importance of freedom in analyzing poverty and emphasizing some important policy issues, this book offers a view of poverty that  Read more...

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