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A Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America

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OPHI working paper no. 79
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This paper proposes a new Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America (MPI-LA). The index builds upon the rich tradition in poverty measurement in the region in terms of both the Unsatisfied Basic Needs (UBN) approach and the Poverty Line approach and the recent conceptual and methodological developments in the area of multidimensional poverty measurement. The index combines monetary and non-monetary indicators, includes some new indicators not typically used in the region, and upda...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Department:
International Development
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Department:
Comision Economica para America Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
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Comision Economica para America Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
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Comision Economica para America Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
Publication date:
2015
Acceptance date:
2015
ISSN:
2040-8188

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