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The World Bank's New Poverty Estimates:

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  • Sanjay Reddy

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The World Bank recently revised its poverty threshold upward by 25 percent. The new definition of being poor is now anyone who lives on the equivalent of what $1.25 a day buys in the United States, up from a mere dollar. But that adds some 400 million people to the poverty rolls in the world. Does the World Bank have it right now? In a word, no, says this author.

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  • Sanjay Reddy, 2008. "The World Bank's New Poverty Estimates:," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 51(6), pages 105-112.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:51:y:2008:i:6:p:105-112
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132510607
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    1. Stephan Klasen & Tatyana Krivobokova & Friederike Greb & Rahul Lahoti & Syamsul Hidayat Pasaribu & Manuel Wiesenfarth, 2016. "International income poverty measurement: which way now?," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 14(2), pages 199-225, June.
    2. Leonardo Menchini & Luca Tiberti & Sheila Marnie, 2009. "Child Well-being in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: A multidimensional approach," Papers inwopa581, Innocenti Working Papers.
    3. Rammelt, Crelis F. & Boes, Jan, 2013. "Galtung meets Daly: A framework for addressing inequity in ecological economics," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(C), pages 269-277.
    4. Jayati Ghosh, 2010. "Poverty reduction in China and India: Policy implications of recent trends?," Working Papers 92, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
    5. Sanjay G. Reddy & Rahul Lahoti, 2015. "$1.90 Per Day: What Does it Say?," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 189, Courant Research Centre PEG.
    6. Jayati Ghosh, 2015. "Poverty Reduction in China and India: Policy Implications of Recent Trends," Working Papers id:7299, eSocialSciences.

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