Does it matter that we don't agree on the definition of poverty? A comparison of four approaches

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English
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Online
Author: 
Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi
Ruhi Saith
Frances Stewart
Publisher: 
Queen Elizabeth House
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Oxford, United Kingdom

Reviews four approaches to the definition and measurement of poverty - the monetary, capability, social exclusion and participatory approaches. Points out the theoretical underpinnings of the various measures, and problems of operationalising them. Argues that each is a construction of reality, involving numerous judgements, which are often not transparent. Confirms that the definition of poverty does matter for poverty eradication strategies.

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QEH Working Paper Series – QEHWPS107