TITLE

How poor is too poor?

AUTHOR(S)
Woodward, David
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
New Internationalist;Jul2010, Issue 434, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) One, which is to halve the number of people living below the poverty line of $1 per day. It is argued that the poverty measurement is too low and calls for a redefinition of "poor" due to the flaws of the calculations used to define poverty. Other topics include how purchasing power parity (PPP) is calculated, incomes, and the author's own Rights-Based Poverty Line (RBPL) calculation method.
ACCESSION #
51904829

 

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