Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty pdf epub fb2

Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty by Brian Nolan pdf epub fb2

Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty Author: Brian Nolan
Title: Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty
ISBN: 0198287852
ISBN13: 978-0198287858
Other Formats: rtf mobi lrf txt
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (August 1, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1297 kb
Size EPUB version: 1805 kb
Subcategory: Business & Finance




The core issue of this book is how to define and measure poverty in relatively rich countries in a way which is valid, meaningful in the context, and valuable for policy-making. The authors concentrate on the identification of the poor, rather than the subsequent aggregation of the statistics to derive an overall index of poverty--which is the focus of most recent literature. They show that poverty in developed countries cannot be understood and measured simply using current income. Those who are excluded from participation in society can be more accurately identified if broader measures of resources and direct idicators of deprivation are used. The issues are illustrated by data from a specially designed survey of a large representative sample of Irish households.