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Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)


Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. In many high-income countries, poverty lines are explicitly relative, set as a share of...  See More +


  • Jolliffe, Dean Mitchell; Prydz, Espen Beer;
  • 2017/05/23 14:09:03
  • Policy Research Working Paper;
  • WPS8073
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  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2017/05/23 14:05:52
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  • Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure
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