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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 - M. Ward

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

By: M. Ward (Editor), F. G. Pyatt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9789051994513
Number Of Pages: 244

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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.

ISBN: 9789051994513
ISBN-10: 9051994516
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1