2 thoughts on “Poor people in rich countries – a new approach to measurement and policy”

  1. Posted 23/05/2013 at 08:11 | Permalink

    Very sensible suggestion,as usual Kristian.

    However, there is one difficulty. Due to the highly regional (or even local) nature of living costs, largely, (although far from entirely) down to housing costs, then we would also need to calculate these things locally rather than having a national measure.

  2. Posted 23/05/2013 at 13:52 | Permalink

    HJ, yes, that’s the idea. I’d like to have poverty rates computed locally, and only then aggregated into a national figure. Obviously, we can’t have a trillion different poverty lines, but something like price bands for housing could make sense.

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