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A Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America

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This paper proposes a new Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America. The index combines monetary and non-monetary indicators, updates deprivation cut-offs for certain traditional unsatisfied basic needs indicators and includes some new indicators, aiming to maximize regional comparability within the data constraints. The index is estimated for 17 countries of the region in two points in time – one around 2005 and the other around 2012. Overall, we estimate about 28% of people are multi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/roiw.12275

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of Income and Wealth Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-82
Publication date:
2016-11-11
Acceptance date:
2016-09-01
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ISSN:
1475-4991
Pubs id:
pubs:731835
URN:
uri:b6b9117d-e201-4e3c-9951-7a07a88c71a5
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uuid:b6b9117d-e201-4e3c-9951-7a07a88c71a5
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pubs:731835
Paper number:
1

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