English; Paperback; 52 pages
Published July 20, 1998 by World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-4226-8; SKU: 14226
A poverty line helps focus the attention of governments and civil
society on the living conditions of the poor. This paper offers a
critical overview of alternative approaches to setting poverty lines.
In reviewing the methods found in practice, the paper tries to throw
light on, and go some way toward resolving, ongoing debates about
poverty measurement, emphasizing those debates which would appear to
have greatest bearing on policy discussions.