INVESTIGADORES
SANTOS Maria Emma
capítulos de libros
Título:
Poverty and Inequality Measurement
Autor/es:
ALKIRE, SABINA; SANTOS, MARÍA EMMA
Libro:
An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach
Editorial:
Earthscan
Referencias:
Lugar: London; Año: 2009; p. 121 - 161
Resumen:
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 society’s 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.