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Poverty Measurement: The Development of Different Approaches and Its Techniques

  • Celso Nunes

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    (Madeira University)

This work concentrates in the fundamental ideas that constitute the existing theoretical framework of the poverty measurement from the 1960’s to the state-of-the-art, with an extended comment on the more relevant issues, the presentation of more influencing approaches and the probable path of future research in Poverty Economics

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 93.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2008-93
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