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Impacts of Policies on Poverty: The Definition of Poverty

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  • Bellù, Lorenzo Giovanni
  • Liberati, Paolo

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This module illustrates how poverty can be defined in the context of policy impact analysis. After reporting and discussing the definition of poverty as “the lack of, or the inability to achieve, a socially acceptable standard of living”, it discusses the mono-dimensional and multi-dimensional approaches to the definition of poverty. Furthermore, the module focuses on the absolute and the relative concept of poverty, also drawing some analogies and differences with the concept of food security. A step-by-step procedure, illustrated real case examples, are then provided to guide the reader through the process of poverty definition for policy impact analysis.

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  • Bellù, Lorenzo Giovanni & Liberati, Paolo, 2005. "Impacts of Policies on Poverty: The Definition of Poverty," MPRA Paper 44644, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44644
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    Keywords

    poverty definition; policy impact analysis; absolute concept; relative concept; food security; acceptable standard of living; food security;

    JEL classification:

    • E64 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Incomes Policy; Price Policy
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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