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How Should We Measure Global Poverty in a Changing World?

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  • Osberg, Lars
  • Xu, Kuan

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  • Osberg, Lars & Xu, Kuan, 2006. "How Should We Measure Global Poverty in a Changing World?," WIDER Working Paper Series 064, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:rp2006-64
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    1. Burkhauser, Richard V & Smeeding, Timothy M & Merz, Joachim, 1996. "Relative Inequality and Poverty in Germany and the United States Using Alternative Equivalence Scales," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 42(4), pages 381-400, December.
    2. François Bourguignon & Satya Chakravarty, 2003. "The Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 1(1), pages 25-49, April.
    3. Fields, Gary S, 1977. "Who Benefits from Economic Development?-A Reexamination of Brazilian Growth in the 1960's," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 67(4), pages 570-582, September.
    4. Coulter, Fiona A E & Cowell, Frank A & Jenkins, Stephen P, 1992. "Equivalence Scale Relativities and the Extent of Inequality and Poverty," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 102(414), pages 1067-1082, September.
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    1. Lars Osberg & Jiaping Shao & Kuan Xu, 2009. "The growth of poor children in China 1991–2000: why food subsidies may matter," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(S1), pages 89-108, April.

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    development; poverty; measurement; China; rural; urban;

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