Added by Dario Berrebi on March 15, 2011 at 1:47 — No Comments
The method of poverty lines has been under constant criticism for its partial representation of poverty (limited to income) and the easiness to manipulate them.
If there are good historical reasons for using poverty lines, they are less and less relevant as a unique tool for measuring poverty in developing countries.
Hiding behind a veil of technocracy, policymakers should rather…Continue
Added by Dario Berrebi on March 9, 2011 at 3:06 — No Comments
For decades and decades debates in academic and international organizations milieus have striven to define absolute poverty. Does such thing exist? Is there anything absolute on earth, while most approaches link poverty with their social, cultural and regional context ?
Is it that necessary to rack one's brain over a proper definition of what absolute poverty is ?
What is at stake,…Continue
Added by Dario Berrebi on March 6, 2011 at 10:05 — No Comments