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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
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C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

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Measuring Poverty

Measuring Poverty

Issues and Approaches

(p.99) 3 Measuring Poverty
Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Daniel H. Weinberg

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on problems of measuring poverty and provides a brief historical overview of proposed remedies. It addresses key decisions to be made in developing an absolute measure of poverty. These issues are determination of minimal commodity consumption standards; adjustment for differences in family size and composition; and adjustment for cost-of-living differences among localities.

Keywords:   poverty, minimal commodity consumption, commodity, consumption, family size, cost of living

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