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US poverty studies and poverty measurement: the past twenty-five years

Glennerster, Howard (2000) US poverty studies and poverty measurement: the past twenty-five years. CASEpaper (CASE/42). Center for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper discusses the contribution made by American social scientists to the study of poverty in the past twenty five years. It has three parts. The first concentrates on the measurement of poverty and the fact that the US poverty line remained unchanged in that period despite its increasingly important deficiencies. Proposals to produce a revised poverty line and an Annual Poverty Report are advanced. The second part traces the change of emphasis in US writing about poverty both in terms of academic emphasis and prescription. The final part considers the policy impact of American work on poverty policy beyond America. This paper has been published as: "US Poverty Studies and Poverty Measurement: The past twenty-five years", Social Service Review, March 2002

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2000 Howard Glennerster
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2008 15:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:48

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