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On economic poverty a survey of aggregate measures by Foster, James E.

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Published by Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind .
Written in English


  • Poverty -- Measurement -- Mathematical models.

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Edition Notes

Statementby James E. Foster.
SeriesPaper / Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University ;, no. 832, Paper (Krannert Graduate School of Management. Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences) ;, no. 832.
LC ClassificationsHD6483 .P8 no. 832, HC79.P6 .P8 no. 832
The Physical Object
Pagination58, 11 p. ;
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3002305M
LC Control Number84621335

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