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Impacts of Policies on Poverty. Relative Poverty Lines

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  • Bellù, Lorenzo Giovanni
  • Liberati, Paolo

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This module illustrates how to define “relative” poverty lines, i.e. poverty lines based on approaches that consider the welfare position of each individual or household in relation to the welfare position of other individuals or households belonging to the same community. In particular, the module, after emphasizing the importance of the relative poverty concept in policy work, discusses two methods to define relative poverty lines: a) the “income levels” method; and b) the “income positions” method. It also shows in what these methods differ, and how they can be made operational, by means of step-by-step procedures and examples. In policy work, relativist concepts of poverty are widely used.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 44665.

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Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44665

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Keywords: policy impact analysis welfare indicator household income household expenditure relative poverty concept policy analysis poverty lines inequality analysis;

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