The Moscow Times
Friday, May. 7, 2004.


Poverty and Children

In response to "The Challenge: Halving Global Poverty Again," a comment by Francois Bourguignon on April 28.


Adults need more food than children. The global proportion of children is falling. So are economists not now underestimating food needs in the species?

And how can economists have a global poverty count when they don't know the proportion of children?

Matt Berkley
Oxford, England

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