Issues paper. Measuring health and poverty: a review of approaches to identifying the poor.
This paper provides a critical review of methods for defining and measuring poverty:
-absolute versus relative poverty indicators
-money-metric measures: income and expenditure data
-alternative measures of household welfare (such as asset indices, proxy indicators and poverty mapping)
-next steps for improving information on health outcomes and welfare indicators in household survey tools.
Measuring health and poverty: a review of approaches to identifying the poor, DFID Health Systems Resource Centre, London, UK, 70 pp.