This article is a discussion of how to measure urban inequality using the results of large household samples. It has 2 aims. The first is to de-mystify the methods of measuring earnings inequality by discussing their logic and their results in plain language that is suitable for a non-specialist audience. The second is to persuade the reader that such surveys can be suitable for measuring income derived from all kinds of livelihood strategies, including informal sector activities.
This work is part of ‘Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Crankshaw, O. , Borel-Saladin, J. (2017) Measuring Trends in Urban Inequality and Poverty in the Copperbelt, Zambia. Urban Forum. December 2017, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 345–361 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-017-9319-y
Measuring Trends in Urban Inequality and Poverty in the Copperbelt, Zambia
Published 21 September 2017