Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/160727
Authors: 
Rainwater, Lee
Year of Publication: 
1990
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 55
Abstract: 
This paper argues that a correct approach to the study of poverty must proceed from a sociologically grounded understanding of material and social well-being in modern societies. From reanalysis of Gallop poll data covering the period 1950-1968, this paper concludes that the elasticity of the poverty line is unitary.
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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