The Evolution of the Economic Thought on Poverty Measurement
Celso Pereira Nunes
September 16, 2008
INFER Research Perspectives, Vol. 7, 2008
This essay describes the evolution of the Economics of Poverty. It shows how the leading objectives of its authors changed over the decades. The description is roughly exhaustive from the end of the nineteenth-century to the "rediscovering poverty era" in the 1960s. After that, it concentrates in the fundamental ideas that constitute the existing theoretical framework of the poverty measurement, with an extended comment on the more relevant issues.
Keywords: Poverty measurement, economic thought
JEL Classification: B19, B29, B49, I32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 12, 2008
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