SANTOS Maria Emma
capítulos de libros
Poverty and Inequality Measurement
ALKIRE, SABINA; SANTOS, MARÍA EMMA
An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach
Lugar: London; Año: 2009; p. 121 - 161
Aims of the chapter · To introduce the concepts of poverty and inequality. · To familiarise readers with the key measures of monetary poverty and inequality. · To present key multidimensional measures of poverty. · To raise awareness of the importance of measurement tools as well as of their underlying concepts for policy use. Key points · Poverty and inequality can be considered in different spaces: incomes, resources, or functionings. · Poverty measures a) choose the space for analysis, b) identify which people are poor, and c) summarize a societys poverty status in an aggregate number. · Inequality measures a) choose the space for analysis, b) consider the entire distribution of people, from poorest to richest, c) summarise the inequality of the distribution in a single number.