Charles Meth (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town) on the politics of measuring poverty in South Africa.
Charles Meth was a Research Associate at the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit, at the University of Cape Town. He is a Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Development Studies University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and in the Department of Sociological Studies in the University of Sheffield. His work focus on the political economy of unemployment and poverty indicators. He will give a talk on this political economy of the poverty measurement in South Africa, going back on several works he produced on this highly debated subject for emerging countries. How do we measure poverty and why?