• Published 2012

WHO IS POOR ? One Question , Many Answers and Their Implications : A Comparison of Alternatives to the Monetary Approach of Poverty Assessment in Rural Yunnan , China

@inproceedings{Lu2012WHOIP,
  title={WHO IS POOR ? One Question , Many Answers and Their Implications : A Comparison of Alternatives to the Monetary Approach of Poverty Assessment in Rural Yunnan , China},
  author={Caizhen Lu},
  year={2012}
}
This paper raises critical questions about the epistemology, methodology and policy of poverty assessment and challenges the current domination of monetary measures of poverty in developing countries and international organizations. Using the same data set from 473 households in rural Yunnan, China, we compared four approaches to poverty assessment: the Monetary Approach, the Participatory Poverty Assessment, the Multidimensional Poverty Indicators and China’s Official Poverty Identification… CONTINUE READING

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