publication . Preprint . Research . Article . 2010

Should Poverty Researchers Worry About Inequality?

Armando Barrientos;
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  • Published: 01 May 2010
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The paper constructs a case for arguing that poverty researchers need not worry about inequality (as poverty researchers). It reviews conceptualisations of poverty as essentially relational, a particular reflection of prevailing inequalities. In this approach, people are in poverty because they are less well off than others along important dimensions of wellbeing. As against this view, the paper constructs a case for studying poverty as non-relational. In this approach, people are in poverty because they are worse off than they might have been along important dimensions of wellbeing. The argument is developed in the space of justice, and by reference to priorita...
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free text keywords: Culture of poverty, Worry, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Positive economics, Basic needs, Economic growth, Argument, Poverty, Inequality, Political science
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publication . Preprint . Research . Article . 2010

Should Poverty Researchers Worry About Inequality?

Armando Barrientos;