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dc.contributor.authorSumner, Andrew*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:58:34Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:58:34Zen
dc.date.issued2007-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520601092485en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130840en
dc.descriptionIt is virtually undisputed that poverty is multi-dimensional. However, 'economic' or monetary measures of poverty still maintain a higher status in key development indicators and policy. This article is concerned with the apparent contradiction between the consensus over the meaning of poverty and the choice of methods with which to measure poverty in practice. A brief history of the meaning and measurement of poverty is given, and it is argued that 'economic' determinism, while it has gradually retreated from centrality in the meaning of poverty, has continued to dominate the measurement of poverty. This is followed by a section that contrasts the relative merits of 'economic' and 'non-economic' measures of poverty. The question is posed: why do 'economic' measures of poverty still have a higher status than non-economic measures?<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/meaning-versus-measurement-why-do-economic-indicators-of-poverty-still-predomin-130840
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.titleMeaning versus measurement: why do 'economic' indicators of poverty still predominate?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number1en
prism.volume17en
dc.year.issuedate2007en


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