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Choosing concepts and measurements of poverty: A comparison of three major poverty approaches

Date Added to Library: 
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:08
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1080/10875549.2015.1015067
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Kwadzo, Moses
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Published Date: 
2015
Published Date (Text): 
2015
Publication: 
Journal of Poverty
Volume: 
19
Issue Number: 
4
Page Range: 
409-423
Year: 
2015
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Abstract: 

A comparative analysis of different poverty measures, particularly across studies that use different conceptualizations and measurements of poverty, is very valuable. In highlighting this fact, this article compares three poverty measurements: monetary poverty, social exclusion, and capability poverty measurements. The results indicate that all three poverty measurements classify varied proportions of the U.S. population as poor. These variations occur as a function of the conceptualization and measurement of poverty. In general, all three poverty measurements are inadequate indicators of well-being. It is reasonable to suggest that researchers report results using more than one poverty measurement. (author abstract)

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