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Poverty Measurement Methodology

POVERTY MEASUREMENT METHODOLOGY BY COUNTRY
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Roy Katayama

METHODS USED TO SET AN ABSOLUTE POVERTY LINE

Most countries use the Cost of Basic Needs method to set the absolute poverty line, over the Food Energy Intake or other methods.

 

MEASURING WELFARE

Most regions of the world tend to use consumption expenditures to measure welfare. Latin America and the Caribbean countries, however, tend to use income. 

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Last updated: 2012-02-09




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