Chapter

 Poverty

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780195300918
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199783441 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195300912.003.0008
  Poverty

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This chapter addresses some of the normative issues related to poverty. Both absolute and relative poverty are discussed as well as the more common poverty measures. The connection between the income distribution model and the computation of the poverty measure is illustrated.

Keywords: abject poverty; absolute poverty; basic needs; head-counts; income shortfall; official poverty thresholds; relative poverty; Sen’s poverty measure

Chapter.  3394 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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