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Author: Neranjana Gunetilleke
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: selected, issues, lanka, sri, poverty, estimates, monetary
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437900593
ISBN-13: 9781437900590

Provides an introduction to poverty-related data available in Sri Lanka, & monetary measurements of poverty carried out using this data. The lack of an official poverty line in Sri Lanka until June 2004 has over time generated a number of poverty lines & corresponding poverty measures. While these poverty measures have provided a good base for poverty analysis, this paper also touches on the problems generated by the use of multiple methods. The release of the official poverty line by the Dept. of Census & Statistics can be seen as a major step forward in the debate on poverty measurement in S

Author: Amarasinghe, Upali, Samad, Madar, Anputhas, Markan
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: maps, sri, lanka, poverty, disaggregated, poor, spatially, locating
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9290906170
ISBN-13: 9789290906179

This report presents the results of subnational poverty estimation using aggregate poverty statistics and how they can help policy interventions. In particular, they estimate the poverty map across the DS division level in Sri Lanka. The poverty map depicts the proportion of households below the poverty line, which is based on household expenditure for food for obtaining the minimum calorie requirement.

Author: Benjamin Davis
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: mapping, poverty, method, choosing
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9251049203
ISBN-13: 9789251049204

Presents and compares a large selection of poverty and food-security mapping methodologies in use. The choice of a poverty-mapping methodology depends on a number of logical and legitimate considerations, such as the objectives of the poverty mapping exercise, philosophical views on poverty, limits on data and analytical capacity, and cost.

Author: Jeffrey R. Alwang
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: zimbabwe, increased, poverty
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0821350331
ISBN-13: 9780821350331

"Poverty increased in Zimbabwe in all sectors of the economy during the 1990s. This book provides reasons for the increase in poverty using several analytical techniques including nonparametric and parametric statistical methods. This book is part of a series of studies completed under the Poverty Dynamics in Africa Initiative designed to make use of the vastly improved household survey data in Africa. This series intends to enhance understanding of poverty trends in the region, and to frame more successful poverty-reducing policies for the future."

Author: Thomas Gabe
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: states, united, poverty
Number of Pages: 22
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437934285
ISBN-13: 9781437934281

In 2008, 39.8 million people were counted as poor in the U.S. ż an increase of 2.6 million persons from 2007, and nearly the largest number of persons counted as poor since 1960. The poverty rate was reported at 13.2%; this is up from 12.5% in 2007, and is the highest rate since 1997. The recent increase in poverty reflects the worsening of economic conditions since the onset of the economic recession in 12/07. Contents of this report: (1) Trends in Poverty; (2) Definition of Poverty; (3) Poverty Among: Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Nativity and Citizenship Status; Children; Adults with Low E

Author: Radwan A. Shaban
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: future, lessons, jordan, alleviation, poverty
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2001-06-01
ISBN-10: 0821349589
ISBN-13: 9780821349588

The aim of this report is to draw lessons from Jordan's recent experience in policy design improvements of poverty alleviation proposals. It provides background of the macroeconomic developments in Jordan during the 1990s and documents the decline of poverty and inequality between 1992-1997. The conclusions of this report are based on evaluating recent trends in poverty and on assessing the impact of government programs on poverty alleviation.

Author: Shekhar Shah
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: poor, count, making, bangladesh, counting
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 0821344145
ISBN-13: 9780821344149

"Reducing poverty is the central development challenge in Bangladesh. This poverty assessment addresses several basic "counting the poor" questions: Who are the poor? How numerous are they? Where do they live? What are the characteristics of poor households? How should we measure poverty? Has poverty declined? Has inequality increased? In answering these questions this poverty assessment constructs a poverty profile for Bangladesh."Although poverty has declined in Bangladesh in the 1990s, the remaining challenges are enormous. This report is part of a long-term process of capacity building and
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