Who is poor? ~ Harvard Magazine

19th December 2010

An important watershed in the definition of poverty occurred this year when the Multidimensional Poverty Index was included as one of three new indices in the UNDP’s Human Development Report 2010. “The dollar-a-day measure doesn’t take into account many variations that influence the conversion of income into good living,” Sen points out. “All these would be captured in a properly multidimensional measure.” Read more