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The Economic Thought on Poverty Measurement: From the Nineteenth-Century to the Rediscovering Era

  • Celso Nunes

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    (Madeira University)

This essay describes the evolution of the Economics of Poverty from the seminal works of Charles Booth and Joseph Rowntree to the Rediscovering Era in the 1960’s. It shows how the leading objectives of its authors changed over the decades. The description is roughly exhaustive, pointing out the way how the leading concepts, many of them frequently used even nowadays, were developed by its authors.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 92.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2008-92
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  1. Bailey, Roy E & Hatton, Timothy J., 1997. "Poverty and the Welfare State in Inter-war London," CEPR Discussion Papers 1686, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Bailey, Roy E & Hatton, Timothy J., 1999. "Seebohm Rowntree and the Post-War Poverty Puzzle," CEPR Discussion Papers 2147, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Walker, Francis Amasa, 1897. "The Causes of Poverty," History of Economic Thought Articles, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought, vol. 55, pages 210, December.
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