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Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment: Some Conceptual Issues in Measurement

Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of poverty. Furthermore, the so-called "poverty line" may sometimes be drawn in the light of the socially accepted "minimal" standard of living, and the latter can be influenced by the average income level, so that poverty measures, thus defined, may catch an aspect of relative inequality as well.

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