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Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur


The chapters in this book provide an examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. The contributions included highlight the need to conceptualize poverty from a multidimensional perspective and promote Q-Squared research approaches, or those that combine quantitative and qualitative research. The first part of the book provides a review of the research on poverty dynamics in developing countries. Part two foc ... More

Keywords: Q-Squared research, qualitative research, quantitative research, developing countries, poverty measurement, poverty assessment, poverty analysis, social relations, structural analysis

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Addison, editor
Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester & Executive Director, Brooks World Poverty Institute
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David Hulme, editor
Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester
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Ravi Kanbur, editor
T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and Professor of Economics, Cornell University
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Part I Introduction

1 Poverty Dynamics

Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur

Part II Poverty Dynamics Poverty Measurement and Assessment

2 Chronic Poverty and All That

César Calvo, and Stefan Dercon

4 Measuring Chronic Non‐Income Poverty*

Isabel Günther, and Stephan Klasen

5 The Construction of an Asset Index

Caroline Moser, and Andrew Felton

6 Looking Forward

Michael R. Carter, and Munenobu Ikegami

7 Poverty in Time

Peter Davis

Part III Explanatory Frameworks for Understanding Poverty Dynamics

13 Questioning the Power of Resilience

Jo Boyden, and Elizabeth Cooper

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