Measuring Poverty Around the World, 1st Edition

  • Anthony B. Atkinson
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  • ISBN-10: 0691191891
  • ISBN-13: 9780691191898
  • DDC: 339.46
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This is the final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the world. The author, one of the world’s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe? The persistence of poverty—in rich and poor countries alike—is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, he provides an important examination of how poverty is—and should be—measured. The author died before completing the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, and the result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Detailed Chapter Contents.
List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes.
Measuring Poverty Around the World.
1: Introduction.
2: What Do We Mean by Poverty?.
3: Clarifying Concepts.
4: The Key Role of Data.
5: Global Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals.
6: Poverty in Asia and the Pacific.
7: Africa: Diversity of Experience.
8: Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.
9: Poverty in Rich Countries and a Global Measure of Poverty.
10: Conclusions: Beyond $1.90 a Day.
Afterword: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction.
Afterword: Poverty and Climate Change.
National Reports for Sixty Countries.
National Report References.
Index of Names.
Index of Subjects.