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ERIC Number: EJ834382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
Measuring Poverty: A Rejoinder
Iceland, John
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v3 n4 p261-266 Jan 2005
This article presents the author's rejoinder on commentaries of his article which illustrate the variety of perspectives with which people approach poverty measurement issues. Some of the comments highlight the theoretical concerns underpinning poverty measurement efforts, whereas others focus on empirical considerations. As a social scientist, the author understands the importance of examining the often implicit theoretical assumptions that underlie any measurement effort and he appreciates the challenges of implementing sometimes lofty measurement goals. In this rejoinder, the author focuses on the twin problems of what a poverty measure should conceptually attempt to measure and implementation challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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