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Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement

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This paper proposes a new methodology for multidimensional poverty measurement consisting of an identification method ρκ that extends traditional approaches, and a class of poverty measures Mα that satisfies several desirable properties including decomposability. Our identification step employs two forms of cutoff: one within each dimension and a second across dimensions that identifies the poor by counting their deprivations. We aggregate using Foster-Greer-Thorbecke measures adjusted for mu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Series:
OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2007-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Source identifiers:
602
Paper number:
07
ISBN:
9781907194009

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