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Measuring Poverty around the World (Hardcover): Anthony B. Atkinson

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Anthony B. Atkinson

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The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality "a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world (TM)s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe? The persistence of poverty "in rich and poor countries alike "is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, Atkinson provides a critically important examination of how poverty is "and should be "measured. Bringing together evidence about the nature and extent of poverty across the world and including case studies of sixty countries, Atkinson addresses both financial poverty and other indicators of deprivation. He starts from first principles about the meaning of poverty, translates these into concrete measures, and analyzes the data to which the measures can be applied. Crucially, he integrates international organizations (TM) measurements of poverty with countries (TM) own national analyses. Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. In addition, Fran ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern provide afterwords that address key issues from the unfinished chapters: how poverty relates to growth, inequality, and climate change. The result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 18 June 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Anthony B. Atkinson
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 460
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-19122-5
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Development economics
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Political economy
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Welfare & benefit systems
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > Central government policies
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LSN: 0-691-19122-0
Barcode: 9780691191225

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