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Multidimensional poverty reduction in India 2005/6–2015/16: Still a long way to go but the poorest are catching up

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This paper assesses the change in multidimensional poverty in India from 2005/6 to 2015/16 using data from the NFHS-3 and NFHS-4 surveys. Estimates of changes are disaggregated by age cohort, state and by socio-economic group-level, and broken down by indicator; sampling errors are considered throughout. Multidimensional poverty is defined using the global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018 (Alkire and Jahan 2018). The paper finds a very strong reduction, indeed a halving of the MPI during ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Host title:
OPHI Research in Progress Series
Series:
OPHI Research in Progress Series
Issue:
54a
Pages:
1-30
Publication date:
2018-09-20
Acceptance date:
2018-09-19
Language:
English
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pubs:920752
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uuid:8a2c636e-da20-444d-b898-1f7e5060ac68
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pubs:920752
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920752
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2018-09-20

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