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The Resource Measuring poverty around the world, Anthony B. Atkinson ; edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini ; with afterwords by Franc̦ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern

Measuring poverty around the world, Anthony B. Atkinson ; edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini ; with afterwords by Franc̦ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern

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Measuring poverty around the world
Title
Measuring poverty around the world
Statement of responsibility
Anthony B. Atkinson ; edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini ; with afterwords by Franc̦ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, 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, Atkinson provides a critically important examination of how poverty is--and should be--measured. Bringing together evidence about the nature and extent of poverty across the world and including case studies of sixty countries, Atkinson addresses both financial poverty and other indicators of deprivation. He starts from first principles about the meaning of poverty, translates these into concrete measures, and analyzes the data to which the measures can be applied. Crucially, he integrates international organizations' measurements of poverty with countries' own national analyses. Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. In addition, François Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern provide afterwords that address key issues from the unfinished chapters: how poverty relates to growth, inequality, and climate change. The result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world."--Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1944-2017
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Atkinson, A. B.
Dewey number
  • 339.46
  • 330
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.P6
LC item number
A87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Micklewright, John
  • Brandolini, Andrea
  • Bourguignon, François
  • Stern, N. H.
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  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Equality
  • Welt
  • Poverty
  • Equality
  • Poverty
  • Armut
  • Messung
  • Entwicklungsländer
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Measuring poverty around the world, Anthony B. Atkinson ; edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini ; with afterwords by Franc̦ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-415) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Poverty in rich countries and a global measure of poverty
  • Conclusions: beyond $1.90 a day
  • Growth, inequality, and poverty reduction
  • Poverty and climate change
  • Introduction
  • What do we mean by poverty?
  • Clarifying concepts
  • The key role of data
  • Global poverty and the sustainable development goals
  • Poverty in Asia and the pacific
  • Africa: diversity of experience
  • Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
Control code
1059248525
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780691191225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059248525
Label
Measuring poverty around the world, Anthony B. Atkinson ; edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini ; with afterwords by Franc̦ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Poverty in rich countries and a global measure of poverty
  • Conclusions: beyond $1.90 a day
  • Growth, inequality, and poverty reduction
  • Poverty and climate change
  • Introduction
  • What do we mean by poverty?
  • Clarifying concepts
  • The key role of data
  • Global poverty and the sustainable development goals
  • Poverty in Asia and the pacific
  • Africa: diversity of experience
  • Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
Control code
1059248525
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780691191225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059248525

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