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Determining BPL status : some methodological improvements

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OPHI research in progress 7a
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Many have criticized the 2002 Below the Poverty Line methodology used in the rural areas of India to identify eligible beneficiaries. On the one hand, the data were of poor quality and coverage, and were influenced by corruption; on the other hand, the methodology suffered a number of flaws, particularly in treating ordinal data as cardinal, and allowing complete substitutability among all levels of achievement. In order to isolate and scrutinize the methodological points, this article use...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2009
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uuid:0b0dab9c-3f48-4f17-81cc-9fd5c7b857ec
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ora:9488
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English
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