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Terms & Conditions in respect of the Poverty Measure created by the Social Metrics Commission

  1. The Poverty Measure is the exclusive intellectual property of The Legatum Institute Foundation (registered charity number 1140719) (the Legatum Institute). The Legatum Institute is also the copyright owner of all code contained within the Stata files. The Social Metrics Commission is an independent commission hosted by the Legatum Institute.
  2. The Poverty Measure comprises and is defined by three key interdependent components:
  • A measure of poverty based on total resources available;
  • Persistence and depth of poverty; and
  • Lived experience of poverty.
  1. You must cite the ‘Social Metrics Commission’ as the exclusive and original source of the Poverty Measure when publishing anything that makes use of any part of these Stata files or the underlying methodologies of the Poverty Measure (whether online, in print or via any other medium).
  2. If you amend the Poverty Measure within the Stata files in any way from its original composition in producing your outputs, you agree to expressly cite in the relevant publication:
  • That the ‘Social Metrics Commission’ is the exclusive and original source of the Poverty Measure and its code, howsoever named; and
  • Specify how you have amended the Poverty Measure and state expressly and clearly that your applicable output does not constitute, represent or reflect the poverty measure as originally created by the ‘Social Metrics Commission’.
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