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Defining and Measuring Poverty, Episode 16

Defining and Measuring Poverty, Episode 16

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Source: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/poverty/ In this episode, Maria Bach explores how poverty has been defined and measured over time inspired by her work with Mary Morgan recently published in the History of Political Economy Journal (https://read.dukeupress.edu/hope/issue/50/S1) The episode features notably Amartya Sen, Frances Stewart, Stephen Marglin and Mary Morgan. Here is a list of the books, websites and articles mentioned in the episode:1. GSDRC's definition of poverty2. UNESCO's definition of poverty3. The Economist's article on defining poverty4. Poverty and Social Exclusion Project based in the UK5. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen's An Uncertain Glory, 20136. Howard Glennerster, John Hills, David Pichaud and Jo Webb's One Hundred Years of Poverty and Policy, 20047. Seebohm Rowntree's Poverty: A Study of Town Life, 19088. The New York Times article on How to define poverty? by Louis Uchitelle, 20019. The UN Intellectual History Project10. The IMF and World Bank's Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs)11. Frances Stewart and Michael Wang's working paper on Do PRSPs empower poor countries and disempower the World Bank, or is it the other way round?

Duration: 29 min

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