Identifying the Poor: Papers on Measuring Poverty to Celebrate the Bicentenary of the Publication in 1797 of The State of the Poor, by Sir Frederick Morton Eden \

Graham Pyatt, F. G. Pyatt, Michael Ward, Sir Frederick Morton Eden
IOS Press, 1999 - 233 pages
Poverty has long been recognized as a socio-economic problem. Objective analyses of a quantitative nature are a crucial prerequisite to understanding the nature of poverty, where social and personal sentiments play a role of their own, next to political considerations. One of the first comprehensive attempts to assess the nature of poverty with a view to alleviate its consequences was a three volume series by Sir Frederick Morton Eden in 1779 titled The State of the Poor. Next to an evaluation of Morton Eden's significance then and now, this book discusses how perceptions of poverty have developed since that time. A proper understanding of causes of poverty, indispensable for developing policies to alleviate it, requires a quantitative grasp on the subject that only statistics can provide. The present book provides eloquent proofs of this necessity, not from a single, static point of view, but from a variety of legitimate, but differing perspectives.

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The Eden Family Lord Eden
The Social Question Statistics and Public Policy
Poverty versus the Poor G Pyatt
Policies for Poverty from an Analytical Aristocrat M Stone
Different Dimensions of Poverty M Ward
Income Distribution and Poverty in the European Union Twelve 1993
The Measurement and Analysis of Poverty and Inequality
Poverty and TricklingDown in Latin America 198095
Monitoring Poverty Alleviation in Africa An Iterative Approach
The Purchasing Power of the Poor A Case Study of Zambia Y Biru
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Suzanne M. Ward is Head, Collection Management at Purdue University Libraries in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has written and spoken extensively on patron-driven acquisitions, publishing A Guide to Implementing and Managing Patron-Driven Acquisitions for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Service (ALCTS) in 2012 and making presentations on this topic both nationally and internationally. Her current research interests include print retention issues and the use of e-books in academic libraries.

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