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United States poverty studies and poverty measurement: the past twenty-five years

Glennerster, Howard (2002) United States poverty studies and poverty measurement: the past twenty-five years. Social Service Review, 76 (1). pp. 83-107. ISSN 0037-7961

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Abstract

This article discusses the contribution American social scientists have made to the study of poverty over the past 25 years as viewed from a comparative perspective. It has two parts. The first concentrates on the measurement of poverty and the fact that the U.S. poverty line remained fundamentally unchanged in that period despite increasingly important deficiencies in the way it was calculated. The second analyzes the broadened scope of U.S. research on the causes of poverty and its growing impact on poverty policy far beyond the United States.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/
Additional Information: © 2002 University of Chicago Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 17:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5205/

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