Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/218971
Authors: 
Moatsos, Michail
Year of Publication: 
2020
Abstract: 
Our appreciation of global poverty almost exclusively relies on the official statistics published by the World Bank. Yet, these official global poverty estimates, based on the standard dollar-a-day approach, fall short in their prime objective of observing a constant standard of living across countries and over time. This paper discusses in brief the core methodological problem of the method, that is the idea that a single poverty line can be used for all country and all years consistently.
Subjects: 
Global Poverty
Absolute Poverty
Poverty Measurement
Dollar-A-Day
International Poverty Line
WBPL
JEL: 
I3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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