Dollar a Day Revisited

  title={Dollar a Day Revisited},
  author={Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula},
  journal={Development Economics},
The article presents the first major update of the international $1 a day poverty line, proposed in world development report 1990: poverty for measuring absolute poverty by the standards of the world's poorest countries. In a new and more representative data set of national poverty lines, a marked economic gradient emerges only when consumption per person is above about $2.00 a day at 2005 purchasing power parity. Below this, the average poverty line is $1.25, which is proposed as the new… 

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