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Chronic poverty and all that

Alternative title:
The measurement of poverty over time
Abstract:

We explore how to measure poverty over time, by focusing on trajectories of poverty rather than poverty at a particular point in time. We consider welfare outcomes over a period in time, consisting of a number of spells. We offer a characterization of desirable properties for measuring poverty across these spells, as well as an explicit discussion of three issues. First, should there be scope for compensation so that a poor spell can be compensated for by a non-poor spell? Second, is there sc...

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Not peer reviewed

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"Universidad de Piura", "University of Oxford"
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Development economics
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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CSAE working paper series
Place of publication:
http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2007-01-01
Language:
English
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ora:2585
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2009-02-10

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