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Who and Where are the Poor?

Source: Jeffrey Sachs (2005)
The End of Poverty: How we can make it happen in our lifetime,
Pages: 20- 25,
Penguin Books, London
ISBN 0141018666 price 7.99

Jeffery Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy Management at Colombia University as well as Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is internationally renowned for his work as economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa.

Who and Where are the Poor? - There are many definitions, as well as intense debates, about the exact numbers of the poor, where they live, and how their numbers and economic conditions are changing over time. It is useful to start with what is agreed, and then to mention some of the areas of debate. As a matter of definition, it is useful to distinguish between three degrees of poverty: extreme (or absolute) poverty; moderate poverty; and relative poverty ...

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