Mainstream poverty research - even after experts had generally accepted
the need for a multidimensional view of poverty that goes beyond
income/consumption measures to take account of holdings of assets and
hence of longer run security - has generally failed to address the
dynamic, structural and relational factors that give rise to poverty.
Bringing politics back into poverty analysis: Why understanding social relations matters more for policy on chronic poverty than measurement, CPRC Working Paper No. 77, Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, ISBN: 1-904049-76-1-X, iv + 16 pp.