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Measuring Poverty

Princeton Research Program in Development Studies Working Paper

21 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2004  

Angus Deaton

Princeton University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: July 2004

Abstract

This paper provides a non-technical account of poverty measurement at the local, national, and global levels. The political and scientific bases for measurement are discussed, as are the main strengths and weaknesses of the usual methods for poverty measurement.

Keywords: Poverty, politics, poverty lines, PPP exchange rates, health

JEL Classification: I32, O4

Suggested Citation

Deaton, Angus, Measuring Poverty (July 2004). Princeton Research Program in Development Studies Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=564001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.564001

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