Alternative realities? Different concepts of poverty, their empirical consequences and policy implications. Methodology details.

Abstract

This project had two broad objectives: first, to compare four different conceptual approaches to poverty - monetary, capabilities, social exclusion and participatory - from a theoretical point of view; and, second, to assess empirically the informational losses arising from adopting one or the other, in a comparative perspective. The methodology followed towards achieving these objectives is detailed in this report. Section 1 deals with the theoretical analysis, and Section 2 with empirical work. In the latter, first we give details of the large data bases in India and Peru to be used in the analysis; second, details of the data collected by fieldwork detailing particularly the participatory methods used; third, the methodology used for the analysis of data.

Citation

S. Franco, B. Harriss-White, R. Saith, F. Stewart. Alternative realities? Different concepts of poverty, their empirical consequences and policy implications. Methodology details. In: Defining Poverty in the Developing World. Palgrave MacMillan, (2007) 22 pp. ISBN 9780230516724

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