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Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty$
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Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558032

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty
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Sudhir Anand (Contributor Webpage)

Paul Segal (Contributor Webpage)

Joseph E. Stiglitz (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0001

The measurement and tracking of global poverty is a critical element in assessing progress towards the first Millennium Development Goal, and different researchers have presented widely-varying estimates. This introductory chapter summarizes the diverse viewpoints of these researchers and covers key issues such as the definition of a global poverty line, the use of purchasing power parity exchange rates to map such a poverty line across countries, and the quality and appropriate use of data from national accounts and household surveys.

Keywords:   global poverty, purchasing power, Millennium Development Goals, household surveys, national accounts

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