Princeton Research Program in Development Studies Working Paper
21 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2004
Date Written: July 2004
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: 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