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National or International Poverty Lines or Both? Setting Goals for Income Poverty after 2015. / Greenstein, Joshua; Gentilini, Ugo; Sumner, Andy.

In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 15, No. 2-3, 2014, p. 132-146.

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Greenstein, J, Gentilini, U & Sumner, A 2014, 'National or International Poverty Lines or Both? Setting Goals for Income Poverty after 2015', Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol. 15, no. 2-3, pp. 132-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2014.899565

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Greenstein, J., Gentilini, U., & Sumner, A. (2014). National or International Poverty Lines or Both? Setting Goals for Income Poverty after 2015. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 15(2-3), 132-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2014.899565

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Greenstein J, Gentilini U, Sumner A. National or International Poverty Lines or Both? Setting Goals for Income Poverty after 2015. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 2014;15(2-3):132-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2014.899565

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Greenstein, Joshua ; Gentilini, Ugo ; Sumner, Andy. / National or International Poverty Lines or Both? Setting Goals for Income Poverty after 2015. In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 2014 ; Vol. 15, No. 2-3. pp. 132-146.

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