The Evolution of the Economic Thought on Poverty Measurement

INFER Research Perspectives, Vol. 7, 2008

Posted: 12 Oct 2008

Date Written: September 16, 2008

Abstract

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, I32

Suggested Citation

Nunes, Celso Pereira, The Evolution of the Economic Thought on Poverty Measurement (September 16, 2008). INFER Research Perspectives, Vol. 7, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282706

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