Poverty, Inequality and Development: a Discussion from the Capability Approach’s Framework
This chapter begins by describing the concepts of human development, poverty and inequality under this new conceptualization –intrinsically linked but describing different characteristics of well-being. It then presents recently developed indices that are widely used to measure these phenomena and discusses several methodological considerations of their implementation. In particular, the chapter focuses on the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a measure that complements more traditional monetary measures of poverty by recognizing that this phenomenon has many forms and dimensions.
ByAdriana Conconi andMariana ViollazinThe Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew.