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?
- The Capabilities approach
- Social Exclusion
- Participatory approaches to defining poverty
Types of measures
- Absolute poverty
- Chronic poverty
- Extreme poverty