Poverty Dynamics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Editor: Tony Addison, David Hulme, Ravi Kanbur, ISBN: 978-0-19-955754-7

Posted: 15 Nov 2014

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Tony Addison

United Nations University

David Hulme

University of Manchester - Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM)

Ravi Kanbur

Cornell University; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Includes cutting-edge research on poverty dynamics and their measurement Interdisciplinary approach includes contributions from leading anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. Explains ways in which quantitative and qualitative research can be integrated to further our understand of poverty.

This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. The contributions included highlight the need to conceptualise poverty from a multidimensional perspective and promote Q-Squared research approaches, or those that combine quantitative and qualitative research.

The first part of the book provides a review of the research on poverty dynamics in developing countries. Part two focuses on poverty measurement and assessment, and discusses the most recent work of world-leading poverty analysts. The third part focuses on frameworks for understanding poverty analysis that avoid measurement and instead utilise approaches based on social relations and structural analysis.

There is widespread consensus that poverty analysis should focus on poverty dynamics and this book shows how this idea can practically be taken forward.

Suggested Citation

Addison, Tony and Hulme, David and Kanbur, Ravi, Poverty Dynamics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (2009). Publisher: Oxford University Press, Editor: Tony Addison, David Hulme, Ravi Kanbur, ISBN: 978-0-19-955754-7 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2524289

Tony Addison (Contact Author)

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David Hulme

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Ravi Kanbur

Cornell University ( email )

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