Measurement

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Measuring Poverty

The World Bank's Voices of the Poor initiative, based on research with over 20,000 poor people in 23 countries, identifies a range of factors that poor people consider elements of poverty. Most important are those necessary for material well-being, especially food. Many others relate to social rather than material issues.

-precarious livelihoods

-excluded locations

-gender relationships

-problems in social relationships

-lack of security

-abuse by those in power

-disempowering institutions

-limited capabilities

-weak community organizations[1]

references

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measuring_poverty
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