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Journal ArticleConceptual and Measurement in Poverty Analysis
Part of Journal Special Issue A Collection of UNU-WIDER articles in ChineseEquality and inequality Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Book ChapterSpatial Inequality and Development in Central Asia
From the book: Spatial Disparities in Human DevelopmentEconomic development Equality and inequality Regional economics
Working PaperSpatial Inequality and Development in Central Asia
This paper focuses on inequality in living standards across oblasts and regions within Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Regional inequality is an important area of research and policy development...Economic development Equality and inequality Regional economics
Working PaperWell-being and the Complexity of Poverty: A Subjective Well-being Approach
This investigation studies human well-being from a subjective well-being approach...Sociological aspects (Economics) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Working PaperOn the Measurement of Human Well-being: Fuzzy Set Theory and Sen's Capability Approach
Sen’s influential work on human development has led economists to explore new areas that have become increasingly important for human well-being. In particular, Sen emphasizes the importance of the ‘freedom to choose’...Econometric models (Economic development) Quality of life Welfare state
Working PaperConceptual and Measurement Issues in Poverty Analysis
The objective of this paper is to review a number of issues related to poverty, while taking stock of the ongoing research. Most of the remaining unresolved issues in poverty analysis are related directly or indirectly to the dynamics of poverty...Equality and inequality Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Working PaperUrban-Rural Inequality in Living Standards in Africa
In this paper we examine the relative importance of rural versus urban areas in terms of monetary poverty and seven other related living standards indicators...Income distribution Regional economics Rural development
Journal ArticleUrban–Rural Inequality in Living Standards in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Issues in AfricaIncome distribution Regional economics Rural development
Book ChapterWhen the Welfare State Works: Unemployment and Mortality in Finland
From the book: The Mortality Crisis in Transitional EconomiesHealth Health care Social security