Poverty (measurement) is political
Poverty measurement is political with choices about indicators and thresholds being grounded in values and norms about what it means to lead a ‘good life’.
Experiences of shame and exclusion are not exclusive to poverty alone and may be even stronger for those transitioning out of poverty, such as for those moving from rural areas into urban spaces. And if we really want to reduce poverty, we need more redistribution, both at national but crucially also at international scale.
In this podcast, Andrew Fischer offers a critical perspective of how we measure and tackle poverty.
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