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Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195300918

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195300912.001.0001

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Poverty

Poverty

Chapter:
(p.86) 8 Poverty
Source:
Income Distribution
Author(s):

Fred Campano (Contributor Webpage)

Dominick Salvatore (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195300912.003.0008

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

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