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The Economic Thought on Poverty Measurement: From the Nineteenth-Century to the Rediscovering Era

Celso Nunes

No 92, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: This essay describes the evolution of the Economics of Poverty from the seminal works of Charles Booth and Joseph Rowntree to the Rediscovering Era in the 1960’s. It shows how the leading objectives of its authors changed over the decades. The description is roughly exhaustive, pointing out the way how the leading concepts, many of them frequently used even nowadays, were developed by its authors.

Keywords: Approaches; Poverty Measurement; Techniques (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B49 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18ages
Date: 2008
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