ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Abolish the Poverty Line

There is no case whatsoever to construct a single poverty line based on a calorie or expenditure norm; all such lines are arbitrary and do not take into account the different dimensions of poverty. It is far better to focus on disaggregated information on a variety of parameters - education, housing, clothing, health, etc - which can give us unambiguous information about the different facets of poverty over the course of time.

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