Poverty Measurement and Alternative Indicators of Development

  • Julio Boltvinik

Abstract

This contribution stems from work developed within the Regional Project to Overcome Poverty (UNDP-Latin America). Its main contention is that measuring poverty involves the same general approach as measuring social progress or development. The chapter owes a lot to many people. In particular, section 4.4 is a somewhat personal interpretation and simplification of the work developed by Meghnad Desai for the above-mentioned project (Desai, 1990). This chapter argues that the most appropriate procedure for poverty measurement involves a particular use of his quality of life measure.

Keywords

Income Sewage Expense Aires Colombia 

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