Absolute poverty: When necessity displaces desire

A new basis for an international poverty measurement is proposed based on linear programming for specifying the least cost diet and explicit budgeting for non-food spending. This approach is superior to the World Bank's '$-a-day' line because it is (1) clearly related to survival and...

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Volume: 706
Main Author: Allen, Robert C
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Luxembourg Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) 2017
published in: LIS Working Paper Series Vol. 706
Data of publication: 2017
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Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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