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Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis : chapter 8 - robustness analysis and statistical inference

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OPHI working paper no. 89
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The design of a poverty measure involves the selection of a set of parameters and poverty figures. In most cases the measures are estimated from sample surveys. This raises the question of how conclusive particular poverty comparisons are subject to both the set of selected parameters (or variations within a plausible range) and the sample datasets. This chapter shows how to apply dominance and rank robustness tests to assess comparisons as poverty cutoffs and other parameters changes. It...

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Published
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International Development
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Elliott School of International Affairs
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International Development
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Save the Children, UK
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Publication date:
2015
Acceptance date:
2015-01-02
ISSN:
2040-8188

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