Poverty Measurement

The struggle against poverty is a worthy social goal, and the absence of poverty is a human right. But poverty is also an obstacle to other social goals, particularly the full realization of other human rights. A necessary instrument in poverty reduction is data: how many people suffer from poverty, and what is the impact of poverty on other human rights. We regularly post such data, but we’re also interested in measurement issues: how are poverty data calculated, and what are the problems? Below you can see an overview of posts dealing with issues of poverty measurement.

Content

Measuring Poverty (1): Measuring Poverty in India
Measuring Poverty (2): Some Problems With Poverty Measurement
Measuring Poverty (3): The Problem of Cluster Sampling
Measuring Poverty (4): The Problem of the Definition of Poverty
Measuring Poverty (5): The Mystery of the Feminization of Poverty
Measuring Poverty (5b): Poverty in Africa
Measuring Poverty (6): The Poverty Line in the U.S.
Measuring Poverty (6b): Poverty in Africa
Measuring Poverty (7): Different Types of Poverty
Measuring Poverty (8): Deep Poverty
Measuring Poverty (9): Absolute and Relative Poverty Lines
Measuring Poverty (10): Multidimensional Poverty
Measuring Poverty (11): The Subjective Approach
Measuring Poverty (12): The Experimental Method
Measuring Poverty (13): The Inadequacy of the U.S. Poverty Line
Measuring Poverty (14): Measuring Income Inequality
Measuring Poverty (15): A Common Misconception About Relative Poverty

4 thoughts on “Poverty Measurement

  1. Pingback: Poverty in Africa, Ctd. « P.A.P. Blog – Human Rights Etc.

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