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Poverty measurement
Poverty measurements for policy makers

In order to reduce poverty you must be able to measure it...

Poverty Measurement (Poverty) Multidimensional poverty measurement
Journal Article
What does it mean to be poor?: Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique

Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitat...

Poverty analysis Poverty measurement anthropology
Working Paper
What does it mean to be poor?: Investigating the qualitative–quantitative divide in Mozambique

This paper reflects on the relationship between economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) approaches to the analysis of poverty in developing countries...

Poverty analysis Poverty measurement
Policy Brief
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries Poverty Poverty measurement Poverty assessment
Policy seminar
Rising income inequality: trends - and measures to prevent and reverse it

ILO , UNCTAD , and UNU-WIDER invite interested professionals to the policy seminar on ‘Rising income inequality: trends, and measures to prevent and reverse it’. The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-...

23 October 2014
Room IX, International Labour Organization, Route des Morillons 4, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
Launch of the special issue of the Journal of Economic Inequality: ‘Measuring poverty over time’

The conceptualization and measurement of poverty has been the subject of intense study for more than a century. The adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 gave additional stimulus to these longstanding efforts, this time at the...

14 June 2012
World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States
Past event
Reconciling Africa’s growth, poverty and inequality trends: growth and poverty project (GAPP)

Theme: 2012-13

Despite decades of research and advances in data and methods, measuring poverty and reconciling this with patterns of economic growth remains a complex and contentious issue. UNU-WIDER’s Growth and Poverty Project (GAPP) re-examines Africa’s growth...

Economic growth Poverty measurement Economic inequality
New approaches to measuring poverty and vulnerability

Theme: 2010-11

New Directions in Development Economics Poverty measurement Vulnerability
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