Towards a Rapid Assessment of Poverty

  • Richard Bilsborrow

Abstract

This chapter discusses the possibility of carrying out rapid, relatively inexpensive surveys to measure levels of and changes in poverty in low-income countries, or Rapid Assessment Surveys of Poverty (RASP). This chapter complements the other chapters in the volume that are concerned with establishing poverty lines, analysing poverty trends and conceptualising poverty measurement and poverty trends within structural adjustment. The present chapter is concerned more with practical issues relating to a data-gathering system for making poverty data on vulnerable and other groups rapidly available.

Keywords

Fatigue Migration Transportation Income Stratification 

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