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== Definitions ==
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There are many different definitions of poverty. You have surely heard about the [[$1]] a day poverty measure, the Human Development Index ([[HDI]]), [[human rights]], [[basic needs]], [[capabilities]], [[absolute poverty]], [[relative poverty]], [[chronic poverty]], [[relative deprivations]], etc.
 
There are many different definitions of poverty. You have surely heard about the [[$1]] a day poverty measure, the Human Development Index ([[HDI]]), [[human rights]], [[basic needs]], [[capabilities]], [[absolute poverty]], [[relative poverty]], [[chronic poverty]], [[relative deprivations]], etc.
   
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* [[Participatory]] approaches to defining poverty
 
* [[Participatory]] approaches to defining poverty
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== Types of measures ==
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* [[Absolute poverty]]
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* [[Chronic poverty]]
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* [[Extreme poverty]]

Revision as of 12:28, 4 August 2005

Definitions

There are many different definitions of poverty. You have surely heard about the $1 a day poverty measure, the Human Development Index (HDI), human rights, basic needs, capabilities, absolute poverty, relative poverty, chronic poverty, relative deprivations, etc.

What do they measure? And, more importantly, how are these related to each other?

  • Social Exclusion
  • Participatory approaches to defining poverty


Types of measures