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Measuring Multidimensional Poverty and Deprivation

Incidence and Determinants in Developed Countries

  • Roger White

Part of the Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution book series (GPWD)

About this book


This edited collection provides a comprehensive examination of multidimensional poverty for a wide variety of economies and societies, with a general focus on multidimensional poverty in developed countries, where poverty is often overlooked. Arguing that income- and consumption-based poverty measures cannot provide a full picture of the presence and extent of poverty, the contributors suggest new ways to structure assessment indexes. Complementing the discussion of new rubrics, a series of single-country and comparative examples from Europe and the United States examine variation in multidimensional poverty incidence and the extent of deprivation. This combination of methodology and application will appeal to academics, researchers, and policymakers alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roger White
    • 1
  1. 1.Whittier CollegeWhittierUSA

About the editors

Roger White is Professor of Economics at Whittier College, USA, where he holds the Douglas W. Ferguson Chair in International Economics. His research largely focuses on international trade, migration, cultural economics, and economic globalization. White is the author of four books, and he has published more than three dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Measuring Multidimensional Poverty and Deprivation
  • Book Subtitle Incidence and Determinants in Developed Countries
  • Editors Roger White
  • Series Title Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58367-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86390-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58368-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Population Economics
    Labor Economics
    Development Aid
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