VOL. 2, NO. 4, PGS. 43–59


Measuring Poverty
Forms and Consequences
Araceli Damián González

Araceli Damián González is a Professor at the Centre for Demographic and Urban Studies of El Colegio de México and a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the General Congress of the United Mexican States.

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In general, the exercise of poverty measurement has tended to minimise the phenomenon by setting very low satisfaction thresholds that do not recognise the social and economic rights for all human beings to lead a dignified life. This is one of the reasons why poverty reduction programmes focus particularly, at [...]

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