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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.