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Poverty DynamicsInterdisciplinary Perspectives$
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Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.001.0001

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Measuring Chronic Non‐Income Poverty *

Measuring Chronic Non‐Income Poverty *

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(p.77) 4 Measuring Chronic Non‐Income Poverty*
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Poverty Dynamics
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Isabel Günther

Stephan Klasen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0004

This chapter attempts to conceptualize chronic poverty and hence also poverty dynamics from a non-income perspective and then illustrate ways to explore this topic empirically. Section 4.2 discusses the potentials as well as limitations of conceptualizing chronic poverty in a non-income perspective. Section 4.3 presents a first approach to measure empirically chronic non-income poverty, focusing on critical functionings related to health and education, using a panel survey of Vietnam from 1992/3 and 1997/8. Section 4.4 shows the results of this application. Section 4.5 concludes with highlighting open issues and suggestions for further research.

Keywords:   chronic poverty, poverty dynamics, non-income perspective, health, education, Vietnam

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