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On the measurement of poverty

A. B. Atkinson

On the measurement of poverty

by A. B. Atkinson

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Published by Taxation, Incentives and the Distribution of Income Programme in London .
Written in English


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Statementby A.B. Atkinson.
SeriesDiscussion paper -- no.90
ContributionsTaxation, Incentives and the Distribution of Income Programme.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20580845M

This is “The Measurement and Extent of Poverty”, section from the book A Primer on Social Problems (v. ). For details on it (including licensing), click here. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license/ the choice of the poverty line, the index of poverty, and the relation between poverty and inequality. One general theme running through the paper is that there is a diversity of judgments which enter the measurement of poverty and that it is necessary to recognize these explicitly in the procedures adopted.

Ravi Kanbur considers the conundrums of measuring poverty when populations change and analyses three population size scenarios – increased, decreased and unchanged, but with churning around the poverty line. He delivers some remarkable points to consider. Since , the World Bank, most of the other international agencies and an increasing number of governments have committed themselves to the eradication of poverty. But the basis of their work badly needs overhaul and concerted verification. Breadline Europe provides a scientific and international basis for the analysis and reduction of poverty.

The main poverty line used in the OECD and the European Union is a relative poverty measure based on "economic distance", a level of income usually set at 60% of the median household income. The United States, in contrast, uses an absolute poverty measure. While economics is not sufficient for understanding and fighting poverty, it is necessary. I created the site to accompany my book, The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy. The site carries extra material, blog posts, relevant links and teaching tools to aid readers of my book.


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On the measurement of poverty by A. B. Atkinson Download PDF EPUB FB2

To conceptualise poverty in many different ways, each one leading towards a different. understanding of the meaning and significance of the term, towards a different. precise definition, which in turn will lead to parallel differences in the methods. and measures used to estimate the numbers in poverty and gauge the depth of their.

capitolchamberartists.com by: This article focuses on the complexities and idiosyncrasies of poverty measurement, from its origins to current practice. It first considers various concepts of poverty and their measurement and how economists, social statisticians, public policy scholars, sociologists, and other social scientists have contributed to this literature.

It then discusses a few empirical estimates of poverty. "This landmark book demonstrates clearly and convincingly the power of economic ideas and analysis in tackling the blight of global poverty and provides the perfect grounding-rigorous yet inspirational-for young scholars seeking to help the world's poorest." -- Lyn Squire, Director of the World Bank's World Development Report, PovertyCited by: poverty measurement worldwide and sketches a road to improving country practices while achieving greater comparability within and across countries.

It is hoped that this book will serve as the basis for formulating national, regional and international statistical programs to strengthen the capacity in member countries to collect and analyze data. This anthology constitutes an important contribution to the interdisciplinary debate on poverty measurement and alleviation.

Absolute and relative poverty—both within and across state boundaries—are standardly measured and evaluated in monetary terms. Introduction: the measurement of poverty in Europe Peter Townsend and David Gordon Part I: Resolving poverty: the need for a scientific consensus on concept and measurement 2.

The international build up: poverty and the spirit of the time Jacques Baudot 3. The handbook on poverty and inequality provides tools to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty. It provides background materials for designing poverty reduction strategies.

This book is intended for researchers and policy analysts Cited by: Dec 10,  · The book opens with a lucid discussion of current debates around the definition and measurement of poverty in industrialized societies, before embarking on a thought-provoking 4/5(1).

Jan 18,  · The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time () by Jeffrey Sachs Taking an almost entirely diametrical approach than Easterly, Sachs outlines a detailed plan to help the poorest of the poor reach the first rung on the ladder of economic development.

Poverty is a multidimensional concept that seeks to measure levels of deprivation encountered by a person, household or community.

Although most of the literature focuses on indicators of deprivation such as income, food, access to housing and so on, the choice of indicators to measure levels of deprivation can often be arbitrary and hence may not.

Poverty concept and measurement. Three ingredients are required in computing a poverty measure. First, one has to choose the relevant dimension and indicator of well-being. Second, one has to select a poverty line, that is, a threshold below which a given household or individual will be classified as poor.

The poverty line reflects any calculations about the money required for subsistence living, including housing, food and other necessities. In measuring the level of poverty, a poverty line or poverty threshold, usually stated in terms of income, is defined to divide the society into two separate groups.

"This book demonstrates the strength of Atkinson’s legacy for future generations of poverty scholars and underscores how the centrality of poverty to the political debate makes its measurement both a vital and delicate task."—Roberto Iacono, LSE Review of Books.

Measurement of Poverty and Poverty of Measurement Martin Greeley* Summary Conventional measures of poverty relate household per capita income or expenditure estimates to a poverty line derived from a nutrition-based estimate of minimum income or expenditure.

There is. an absolute poverty line is a measure that could, adjusting for price fluxes, remain stable over time, a relative poverty line is one that could be expected to shift with the overall standard of living in a given society.

In reality, however, terms such as “absolute” are much less definitive than may seem suggested. Crucially, he integrates international organizations’ measurements of poverty with countries’ own national analyses.

Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. Peter Brereton Townsend was a British sociologist who wrote widely on the economics of poverty and was co-founder of the Child Poverty Action Group.

The Peter Townsend Policy Press Prize was established by the British Academy in his memory.4/5(1). This book demonstrates the strength of Atkinson’s legacy for future generations of poverty scholars and underscores how the centrality of poverty to the political debate makes its measurement both a vital and delicate task, writes Roberto Iacono.

Measuring Poverty Around the World. Anthony B. Atkinson, edited by John Micklewright and Andrea. Conceptualization and measurement of poverty have traditionally relied on purely economic approaches, with income or consumption as the only indicator.

Multidimensional approaches have increasingly been used to understand poverty, but have yet to be fully operationalized. This book Brand: Springer-Verlag New York.

Why this book. ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis’ provides an in-depth account of multidimensional poverty comparison methodologies, with a particular focus on the Alkire-Foster Method.

Read more about the book. Check this website regularly for electronic versions of chapters, and new study and teaching resources. ADVERTISEMENTS: Measurement of Poverty: Absolute and Relative Poverty! It is not easy to measure poverty.

Poverty is generally defined in absolute sense, though the concept of relative poverty is also important. We first explain the concept of absolute poverty: Absolute Poverty: In absolute sense a person is poor if his income falls below a certain .The total family income divided by the poverty threshold is called the Ratio of Income to Poverty.

Income / Threshold = $32, / $30, = The difference in dollars between family income and the family’s poverty threshold is called the Income Deficit (for families .May 07,  · The first step in poverty measurement is the identification stage. In particular, the poverty dimension(s) have to be picked and a threshold for each dimension must be defined.

This threshold services to identify the poor and differentiate them from the .