Poverty, human development, and growth: an emerging consensus?

H. Aturupane, P. Glewwe, P. Isenman

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This paper considers several issues relevant to the debate on the extent to which poverty, or development progress in general, should be measured by income or by a broader set of objectives. Issues covered here are: practical implications of the two approaches for poverty-reduction efforts; the impact of growth on basic social indicators; and how national achievement on social indicators is best measured. Sri Lanka and Pakistan, countries often cited in this debate, are used as examples. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-249
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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