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Identifying BPL households : a comparison of methods

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OPHI working paper no. 54
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The identification of poor households has been passionately debated in India. Since 1992 the Indian government has identified households as living below the poverty line (BPL) and hence eligible for certain benefits. Such identification exercises occurred three times, and a fourth BPL identification exercise is underway. Although the fourth BPL identification method aims to improve upon previous methods, the empirical implications of, and precise justification for, the revised method are ...

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International Development
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International Development
Publication date:
2012
Acceptance date:
2012-01-08
ISSN:
2040-8188

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