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Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis : chapter 4 - counting approaches: definitions, origins and implementations

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OPHI working paper no. 85
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The measurement of poverty involves identification: the fundamental step of deciding who is to be considered poor. A ‘counting approach’ is one way to identify the poor in multidimensional poverty measurement, which entails the intuitive procedure of counting the number of dimensions in which people suffer deprivation. Atkinson (2003) advised an engagement between multidimensional measures from social welfare and the counting approaches due to the widespred policy use of the latter. This...

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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
ISSN:
2040-8188

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