The ethical poverty line: a moral quantification of absolute poverty

@article{Edward2006TheEP,
  title={The ethical poverty line: a moral quantification of absolute poverty},
  author={Peter Edward},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={377 - 393}
}
Abstract Responding to the Millennium Development Goal challenge to halve ‘extreme’ poverty by 2015, it has been argued that we have a moral duty to ensure that economic growth benefits the world's poorest. However, this morality is only partial if absolute poverty is defined by the somewhat arbitrary $1-a-day poverty line. If this moral duty exists, then we need to develop a morally defensible poverty line. Drawing on established health literature, this paper innovates by linking an analysis… Expand
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