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New Global Poverty Counts. Asian Development Review, Vol. 24(2), pp. 17-36

dc.contributor.authorNanak Kakwani
dc.description.abstractThe main objective of this paper is to compute an international poverty threshold based on the food requirement that ensures adequate calorie intake for the world’s poorest. The study proposes a new methodology based on consumer theory to provide a caloric-based international poverty threshold. Using this methodology, the international poverty line is estimated to be equal to $1.22 in 1993 purchasing power parity exchange rates. According to this new yardstick, almost 1.37 billion people were poor around the world in 2001. The study also provides global estimates of hunger, according to which 13.28 percent of the world population—equivalent to 687 million people— suffered from hunger in 2001.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleNew Global Poverty Counts. Asian Development Review, Vol. 24(2), pp. 17-36
dc.subject.adbPoverty Rates
dc.subject.adbGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.adbPoverty Analysis
dc.title.seriesAsian Development Review
dc.title.volumeVolume 24, Number 2, pp. 17-36
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.authorKakwani, Nanak

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    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Since 1983, the ADR has been an important part of the history of the Asian Development Bank and its mission to reduce poverty across Asia and the Pacific.

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