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Notes on Poverty and Inequality

Notes on Poverty and Inequality
5 pages

Barber, Catherine

Publication date
14 Jun 2008

Oxfam International

From Poverty to Power

Discussion paper

This paper looks at a broad UN definition of poverty beyond the simply economic, bringing together the 'capabilities' approach and the 'rights-based' approach. It goes on to discuss the importance of inequality and poverty from a pragmatic and a moral point view, stressing the role of inequality in perpetuating poverty.