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Pauvreté monétaire, pauvreté non monétaire : une analyse des interactions appliquée à la Guinée

Abstract : Since the end of the 19th century, concern about the definition of poverty has significantly risen in both political and academic circles. Most of the success of anti-poverty programs depends on the definition of this concept of poverty. The ambition of this Ph-D dissertation is to question ambiguous links between three information bases. Utilitarianism, which still constitutes, because of theoretical extensions, the main paradigm in poverty analysis, defines poverty as a lack of monetary resources to maintain a good physical and psychological quality of life. Two recent branches of research have attempted to enrich the definition. Both the Basic Needs Approach and the Capability Approach have broadened the concept of poverty to include non-monetary dimensions of the quality of life as well as to allow for individual freedom for the latter. If those approaches appear to be at odds with the monetary one, this dissertation shows that they overlap more than it seems. To question this theoretical result we confront them with original data from Observatories of Maritime Guinea. Empirical results corroborate our theoretical stance: both monetary and multidimensional approaches tend to provide additional information as for the reality of the phenomenon of poverty on our sample. Moreover, if monetary information is not sufficient to understand the reality of deprivation, income remains important in the probability for a household of being a victim of multidimensional poverty.
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Alexandre Bertin. Pauvreté monétaire, pauvreté non monétaire : une analyse des interactions appliquée à la Guinée. Economies et finances. Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00155364⟩



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