Our world of 7 billion+ people is an unequal place. ‘Beauty’ is unequally distributed. ‘Intelligence’ is unequally distributed. Height is unequally distributed. Genetic advantages are unequally distributed. Against that uneven backdrop, is it any great wonder that something as volatile as ‘wealth‘ is also unequally distributed? In fact, are not all those other biological factors a form of wealth in their own right? Most would agree that they are certainly of value. Why then this selective focus on purely financial measures when assessing poverty? For the full article discussing the measurement and morality of the so-called ‘poverty gap’, click here.
THE POVERTY GAP: ITS MEASUREMENT AND MORALITY