Book News, PublicNet: 9 February, 2011

By Sonia Sodha and William Bradley.

Poverty measurement is almost by definition controversial: there is no single, universally accepted definition of poverty. The way we measure poverty, deprivation and social exclusion has been the focus of innovative work, but in the UK we still overwhelmingly focus on poverty as measured by income. This is a key time to be thinking about poverty measurement: the Field Review on Poverty and Life Chances has published a report which recommends a focus on the early years and broadens the outlook of poverty measurement.

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