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Identifying BPL households : a comparison of methods

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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
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OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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2012-08-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
54
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English
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2015-04-09

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