How poor is too poor?

Woodward, David
July 2010
New Internationalist;Jul2010, Issue 434, p21
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.


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