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Absolute Income Based Measures of Poverty
Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2006)
  • Cynthia K. Sanders, Boise State University
Abstract
Poverty is commonly thought of as a state of deprivation in which individuals lack sufficient food, housing, clothing, medical care, and other basic items to maintain a decent standard of living. Income measures of poverty are rooted in the perspective that an individual, family, or household that lacks sufficient income to cover basic needs such as food and shelter is among the poor.
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Editor
Mehmet Odekon
Publisher
Sage Publications
ISBN
9781412939607
Citation Information
Cynthia K. Sanders. "Absolute Income Based Measures of Poverty" Thousand Oaks, CAEncyclopedia of World Poverty Vol. 1 (2006) p. 1 - 2
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cynthia_sanders/7/