This impressive collection brings together the most important contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field of poverty measurement. It includes critical papers on what constitutes poverty and associated poverty measures, as well as conceptual and empirical approaches to set poverty lines for both national and international settings. The volume also discusses national and international income poverty measures, multidimensional poverty indices, and ways to capture poverty dynamics.
With an original introduction by the editor, this collection will be an essential resource for scholars and students of development economics and social policy.
'This collection of landmark works on the concepts and methods for measuring poverty will be highly valuable to students and scholars in the field. Augmented by an original introduction by S. Klasen, a most prominent contributor to the analysis of poverty, it provides an illuminating synthesis that will remain a key resource for years.'
– Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University, US
Contributors include: S. Alkire, A.B. Atkinson, F. Bourguignon, S. Chen, C. D'Ambrosio, A. Deaton, J. Foster, M. Ravallion, S. Reddy, A. Sen.
Edited by Stephan Klasen, Professor of Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany.