Measuring poverty

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Changemakers: social enterprise pioneer offers a green light out of poverty

How do you measure poverty? Ask Martín Burt, founder of deprivation-busting programme Poverty Stoplight. The model is now used in 27 countries around the world, using in-depth questionnaires and a traffic light system to help families pull themselves out of poverty. The Stoplight has been used by 120,000 households across the globe, and Burt is keen

Poverty Should Be Measured by More than Income

Since social scientists and economists began measuring poverty, the definition has never strayed far from a discussion of income. New research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde shows there are multiple components of poverty that more accurately describes a household’s economic condition. Dhongde looks at “deprivation” more than simply low income, and her work finds