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Title:The Poverty Datum Line in Central Africa
Author:Bettison, David G.
Periodical:Rhodes-Livingstone Journal
Geographic term:Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Subjects:household budget
Economics and Trade
Abstract:One common feature of the socio-economic studies made in 1957 and 1958 by the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, was the calculation of the coast of living at a minimum standard of health and decency. These studies revealed the existence in certain households of a considerable adverse difference between costs at a minimum standard and income from wages. The phenomenon has a wide distribution and must be viewed as the outcome of certain pressures, beliefs and attitudes in a given type of socio-economic system at a particular time in its development. Using the method of the 'Poverty Datum Line', the present study examines how persons or households living below the minimum standard of living, in Blantyre, Lusaka and Salisbury, come out and continue to do so for a considerable number of years. Tables, bibliography. No. 30, p. 39-55: 1) B. Thomson & G. Kay - Note on the poverty datum line in N.Rhodesia. 2.) D.G. Bettison - A reply to the note of B. Thomson and G. Kay with an editorial introduction.