Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation / Edition 1

Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation / Edition 1

by Amartya Sen, Sen, Amartya K. Sen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198284632

ISBN-13: 9780198284635

Pub. Date: 01/20/1983

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The author develops the alternative method of analysis--the 'entitlement approach'--concentrating on ownership and exchange, not on food supply. The book also provides a general analysis of the characterization and measurement of poverty. Various approaches used in…  See more details below

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The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The author develops the alternative method of analysis--the 'entitlement approach'--concentrating on ownership and exchange, not on food supply. The book also provides a general analysis of the characterization and measurement of poverty. Various approaches used in economics, sociology, and political theory are critically examined. The predominance of distributional issues, including distribution between different occupation groups, links up the problem of conceptualizing poverty with that of analyzing starvation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198284635
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/20/1983
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
628,916
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

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