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Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis : chapter 6 - normative choices in measurement design

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After a measurement methodology has been chosen, the design of poverty measures—whether unidimensional or multidimensional—require a series of normative choices. These choices relate to the space of the measure, its purpose, unit of identification and analysis, dimensions, indicators, deprivation cutoffs, weights, and poverty line. The normative contribution is not simply philosophical; it has a practical aim: to motivate action. This entails reasoned assessment of multiple considerations...

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International Development
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Elliott School of International Affairs
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Save the Children, UK
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Publication date:
2015-01-01
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2015-02-01
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2040-8188
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87
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2015-04-09

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