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Title The many dimensions of poverty / edited by Nanak Kakwani and Jacques Silber
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007


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Description xxii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part I. Different disciplines, different perceptions -- 1. Multidimensional poverty: conceptual and measurement issues / Erik Thorbecke -- 2. Measuring poverty: the case for a sociological approach / David B. Grusky and Kim A. Weeden -- 3. Poverty counts: living with poverty and poverty measures / Sara Berry -- 4. The multidimensionality of poverty: an institutionalist perspective / Alice Sindzingre -- 5. The subjective dimension of poverty: a psychological viewpoint / Joaquina Palomar Lever -- Part II. On poverty and freedom -- 6. Choosing dimensions: the capability approach and multidimensional poverty / Sabina Alkire -- 7. On the concept and measurement of empowerment / Ruth Alsop -- 8. Participation, pluralism and perceptions of poverty / Robert Chambers -- 9. A human rights-based approach to poverty: the South African experience / Linda Jansen van Rensburg -- Part III. Extending the concept of multidimensional poverty -- 10. Identifying and measuring chronic poverty: beyond monetary measures? / David Hulme and Andy McKay -- 11. Risk and vulnerability to poverty / Cesar Calvo and Stefan Dercon -- Part IV. Critical policy issues -- 12. On the political economy of poverty alleviation / Marcelo Cortes Neri and Marcelo Casal de Xerez -- 13. On assessing pro-poorness of government programmes: international comparisons / Nanak Kakwani and Hyun H. Son
Summary "This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to poverty, including five different perspectives from the disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and institutional economics. The book also explores the link between poverty and the concept of freedom, as articulated by Amartya Sen, in terms of capabilities that are valuable to people. There are also studies of chronicity of poverty, the concept of vulnerability, the political economy of poverty alleviation and the pro-poorness of government programmes." "The book presents a panorama, as large as possible, of the many facets of poverty, The broad view of poverty that the book offers is likely to orient research on poverty in directions neglected hitherto and to help those in charge of implementing poverty reduction policies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Papers originally presented at an international conference in Brasilia on August 29-31, 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Poverty -- Congresses.
Public welfare -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Kakwani, Nanak.
Silber, Jacques.
LC no. 2007022328
ISBN 9780230004900 (hbk.)
0230004903 (hbk.)