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A Survey on Poverty Indicators: Features and Axiom

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Title: A Survey on Poverty Indicators: Features and Axiom
Authors: Yoshioka, Shinji
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2010
Publisher: 長崎大学経済学部 / Faculty of Economis, Nagasaki University
Citation: 長崎大学経済学部研究年報, 26, pp.25-47; 2010
Abstract: In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at the United Nations Headquarter in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets with a deadline of 2015 that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One of the most important targets of MDGs relates to ending poverty and hunger. For instance, Target is set to halve, between 1990 and 2015 the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day. This study aims to summarize the essence of some major poverty indices and relating axioms to contribute to worldwide poverty reduction from academic aspects, surveying relevant literatures.
Keywords: United Nations Millennium Development Goals / Poverty Indicators / Axiom / Inequality measures
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/24467
ISSN: 09108602
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 26

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/24467

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