Poverty (measurement) is political

Dr Andrew Fischer

In this podcast on Poverty Unpacked, Dr Andrew Fischer offers a critical perspective of how we measure and tackle poverty.

Based on his book Poverty as Ideology, he argues that poverty  and poverty measurement are political. 

Experiences of shame and exclusion are not exclusive to poverty alone, and if we really want to reduce poverty, we need more redistribution at both national and international level.

During the interview, Andrew elaborates on some of the main arguments in his book and draws on his wider work in which he challenges dominant narratives and approaches to development, poverty and social exclusion. 

Listen to the podcast - Poverty (measurement) is political

Associate professor