Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World)

@article{Deaton2005MeasuringPI,
  title={Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World)},
  author={Angus Deaton},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2005},
  volume={87},
  pages={395-395}
}
  • Angus Deaton
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
The extent to which growth reduces global poverty has been disputed for 30 years. Although there is better data than ever before, controversies are not resolved. A major problem is that consumption measured from household surveys, which is used to measure poverty, grows less rapidly than consumption measured in national accounts, in the world as a whole, and in large countries, particularly India, China, and the US. In consequence, measured poverty has fallen less rapidly than appears warranted… Expand

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