Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56982
Authors: 
Zacharias, Ajit
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper, Levy Economics Institute 690
Abstract: 
Official poverty thresholds are based on the implicit assumption that the household with poverty-level income possesses sufficient time for household production to enable it to reproduce itself as a unit. Several authors have questioned the validity of the assumption and explored alternative methods to account for time deficits in the measurement of poverty. I critically review the alternative approaches within a unified framework to highlight the commonalities and relative merits of individual approaches. I also propose a two-dimensional, time-income poverty measure that accounts for intrahousehold disparities in the division of household labor and briefly discuss its uses in thinking about antipoverty policies.
Subjects: 
time poverty
household production
gender disparities
JEL: 
B54
I32
J16
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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