Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126806
Authors: 
Kakwani, Nanak
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2010-06
Abstract: 
In this paper, we present a new model for constructing poverty lines. The model uses consumer theory to construct both food and nonfood poverty thresholds. Although one cannot completely eliminate the value judgments inherent in the construction of poverty thresholds, this model helps to make the ad hoc assumptions that are generally made more justifiable. The model ensures that poverty line is consistent across regions. The methodology developed in the paper is used to illustrate the construction of poverty thresholds in Pakistan.
Subjects: 
economies of scale
poverty measures
poverty line
consistent poverty line
consumer theory
calorie cost
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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