Poverty Measurement: A Survey

  • Christian Seidl

Abstract

Though poverty is one of the most challenging problems from which mankind has ever suffered to my knowledge only one economist’s Nobel Lecture has dealt with this provocative issue. It began with the promising statement: “Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor we would know much of the economics that really matters.”1 But then the curious reader will be rather disappointed discovering that this Nobel Lecture is mostly devoted to agricultural economics.

Keywords

Europe Amid Income Stratification Expense 

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  • Christian Seidl
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