Abstract:In 1961, the United States Department of Agriculture published an Economy Food Plan carefully designed “as a nutritionally adequate diet for short-term or emergency use” for poor people. This diet was updated and later re-branded as the Thrifty Food Plan. The lowest cost stated for this minimal diet was $80.40 per person per month in 1999. (...)

Keywords:Consistent Measure, Real Poverty, Reply, Ravallion
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