Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

A systematic conceptual, theoretical, and methodological introduction to multi-dimensional poverty measurement and analysis.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Author: Sabina Alkire

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689490

Page: 356

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This book provides a rigorous grounding in a popular and fast-growing technical field, which is multidimensional poverty measurement. After studying this book, perhaps alongside the associated website resources, readers with a quantitative training will be able to construct, report, and interpret multidimensional poverty measures, as well as to do basic analysis of them. Some chapters of the book, particularly 7, 8, and 9, presume that readers are familiar withquantitative methods; others do not require any background at all.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

A systematic conceptual, theoretical, and methodological introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Author: Sabina Alkire

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780191793745

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A systematic conceptual, theoretical, and methodological introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis. It provides a lucid overview of the problems a range of multidimensional techniques can address and sets out a synthetic introduction of counting and axiomatic approaches to such measurement.

Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty

The unique structure of this book makes it practical for use by poverty and policy researchers, professionals in international development, and graduate students interested in poverty and inequality.

Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty

Author: Louis-Marie Asselin

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9781441908421

Page: 212

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This book puts forward an operational methodology for measuring multidimensional poverty, independent from the conceptual origin, size and qualitative as well as quantitative nature of the primary indicators used to describe the poverty of an individual, household or socio-demographic entity. It allows for the integration of the sets of techniques already available or forthcoming in the area of income poverty into the analysis of multidimensional poverty. The core of the methodology rests on a solution to the issue of aggregation across the multiple sub-dimensions of poverty. The rationale of the proposed solution is based on the exploration of the internal structure of association between these sub-dimensions of poverty. The author illustrates the conceptual debates on the dimensions of poverty and on the measurement methodologies with empirical studies showing the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches by dividing the book into two parts. The first part, which is theoretical, develops the rationale underlying the proposed methodology with numerical examples. The second part presents two case studies, one from Vietnam and the other from Senegal, using the methodology outlined in the first part. Both case studies are based on large household surveys implemented by the different national statistical offices. The unique structure of this book makes it practical for use by poverty and policy researchers, professionals in international development, and graduate students interested in poverty and inequality.

Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

This volume brings together advanced thinking on the multidimensional measurement of poverty.

Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Author: Achille A. Lemmi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387342516

Page: 280

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This volume brings together advanced thinking on the multidimensional measurement of poverty. This includes the theoretical background, applications to cross-sections using contemporary European examples, and longitudinal aspects of multidimensional fuzzy poverty analysis that pay particular attention to the transitory, or impermanent, conditions that often occur during transitions to market economies. The research is up-to-date and international.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

This book uses factor analysis and structural equations modeling to develop a multidimensional framework that integrates capability and social inclusion as additional poverty indicators.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Author: Udaya Wagle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387758756

Page: 220

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Multidimensional approaches have increasingly been used to understand poverty, but have yet to be fully operationalized. This methodical and important book uses factor analysis and structural equations modelling to develop a multidimensional framework that integrates capability and social inclusion as additional poverty indicators. The empirical relevance of this methodological contribution is demonstrated through in-depth case studies of the United States and Nepal.

Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty

The unique structure of this book makes it practical for use by poverty and policy researchers, professionals in international development, and graduate students interested in poverty and inequality.

Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty

Author: Louis-Marie Asselin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441908438

Page: 212

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Poverty is a paradoxical state. Recognizable in the eld for any sensitive observer who travels in remote rural areas and urban slums and meets marginalized people in a given society, poverty still remains a challenge to conceptual formalization and to measurement that is consistent with such formalization. The analysis of poverty is multidisciplinary. It goes from ethics to economics, from political science to human biology, and any type of measurement rests on mathematics. Moreover, poverty is multifaceted according to the types of deprivation, and it is also gender and age speci c. A vector of variables is required, which raises a substantial problem for individual and group comparisons necessary to equity analysis. Multidimension- ity also complicates the aggregation necessary to perform the ef ciency analysis of policies. In the case of income poverty, these two problems, equity and ef ciency, have bene ted from very signi cant progress in the eld of economics. Similar achievements are still to come in the area of multidimensional poverty. Within this general background, this book has a very modest and narrow-scoped objective. It proposes an operational methodology for measuring multidimensional poverty, independent from the conceptual origin, the size and the qualitative as well as the quantitative nature of the primary indicators used to describe the poverty of an individual, a household or a sociodemographic entity.

Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

This book is written in light of the latest developments in the field of multidimensional poverty measurement.

Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Author: N. Kakwani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230582354

Page: 265

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This book is written in light of the latest developments in the field of multidimensional poverty measurement. It includes clear presentations of more than a dozen different quantitative techniques and provides empirical illustrations based on data sources from developed or developing countries.

Analyzing Multidimensional Well Being

Any student, researcher, and practitioner interested in the multidimensional approach should begin their journey into such a fascinating theme with this wonderful book.” —François Maniquet, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, ...

Analyzing Multidimensional Well Being

Author: Satya R. Chakravarty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119256909

Page: 336

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This book provides a multidimensional approach to well-being measurement. The first chapter begins by presenting a systematic comparison of alternative approaches to the measurement of multidimensional welfare. Next, the author shows real life applications of some multidimensional aggregations, most of which have been designed by international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank to judge performance of a country in different dimensions of well-being. There is an extensive analysis into both descriptive and welfare theoretic approaches to the measurement of multi-attribute inequality. This book would be of interest to graduate students and researchers focusing on the measurement of well-being or quality of life.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

The first part introduces the framework for multidimensional measurement and ... post-estimation issues—analysis after the poverty measure is constructed.

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Author: Sabina Alkire

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003638

Page: 312

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Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis is evolving rapidly. Notably, it has informed the publication of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) estimates in the Human Development Reports of the United Nations Development Programme since 2010, and the release of national poverty measures in Mexico, Colombia, Bhutan, the Philippines and Chile. The academic response has been similarly swift, with related articles published in both theoretical and applied journals. The high and insistent demand for in-depth and precise accounts of multidimensional poverty measurement motivates this book, which is aimed at graduate students in quantitative social sciences, researchers of poverty measurement, and technical staff in governments and international agencies who create multidimensional poverty measures. The book is organized into four elements. The first introduces the framework for multidimensional measurement and provides a lucid overview of a range of multidimensional techniques and the problems each can address. The second part gives a synthetic introduction of 'counting' approaches to multidimensional poverty measurement and provides an in-depth account of the counting multidimensional poverty measurement methodology developed by Alkire and Foster, which is a straightforward extension of the well-known Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measures that had a significant and lasting impact on income poverty measurement. The final two parts deal with the pre-estimation issues such as normative choices and distinctive empirical techniques used in measure design, and the post-estimation issues such as robustness tests, statistical inferences, comparisons over time, and assessments of inequality among the poor.

Guide on Poverty Measurement

Chapter 1 is an introduction describing the need for guidelines on poverty measurement and how is poverty measured today.

Guide on Poverty Measurement

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ISBN: 9789211171372

Page: 205

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Vejledning om anvendelse af forskellige målemetoder, med det formål at forbedre den internationale sammenlignelighed af fattigdomsstatistikker.

Dimensions of Poverty

This volume advances the debate on poverty by providing a forum for philosophers and empirical researchers. It combines philosophically sound analysis and genuinely global research on poverty's social embeddedness.

Dimensions of Poverty

Author: Valentin Beck

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030317110

Page: 412

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This anthology constitutes an important contribution to the interdisciplinary debate on poverty measurement and alleviation. Absolute and relative poverty—both within and across state boundaries—are standardly measured and evaluated in monetary terms. However, poverty researchers have highlighted the shortfalls of one-dimensional monetary metrics. A new consensus is emerging that effectively addressing poverty requires a nuanced understanding of poverty as a relational phenomenon involving deprivations in multiple dimensions, including health, standard of living, education and political participation. This volume advances the debate on poverty by providing a forum for philosophers and empirical researchers. It combines philosophically sound analysis and genuinely global research on poverty's social embeddedness. Next to an introduction to this interdisciplinary field—which links Practical Philosophy, Development Economics, Political Science, and Sociology—it contains articles by leading international experts and early career scholars. The contributors analyse the concept of poverty, detail its multiple dimensions, reveal epistemic injustices in poverty research, and reflect on the challenges of poverty-related social activism. The unifying theme connecting this volume's contributions is that poverty must be understood as a multidimensional and socially relational phenomenon, and that this insight can enhance our efforts to measure and alleviate poverty.

Measuring Multidimensional Poverty and Deprivation

This edited collection provides a comprehensive examination of multidimensional poverty for a wide variety of economies and societies, with a general focus on multidimensional poverty in developed countries, where poverty is often ...

Measuring Multidimensional Poverty and Deprivation

Author: Roger White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319583689

Page: 272

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This edited collection provides a comprehensive examination of multidimensional poverty for a wide variety of economies and societies, with a general focus on multidimensional poverty in developed countries, where poverty is often overlooked. Arguing that income- and consumption-based poverty measures cannot provide a full picture of the presence and extent of poverty, the contributors suggest new ways to structure assessment indexes. Complementing the discussion of new rubrics, a series of single-country and comparative examples from Europe and the United States examine variation in multidimensional poverty incidence and the extent of deprivation. This combination of methodology and application will appeal to academics, researchers, and policymakers alike.

Multidimensional Child Poverty Measurement in Sierra Leone and Lao PDR

This research brief compares the properties of individual- and household-based multidimensional child poverty approaches.

Multidimensional Child Poverty Measurement in Sierra Leone and Lao PDR

Author: Alessandro Carraro

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This research brief compares the properties of individual- and household-based multidimensional child poverty approaches. Specifically, it contrasts UNICEF’s Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) with the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. MODA focuses on children and is rooted in the child rights approach, while MPI has been developed for households and follows Sen’s (1985) capabilities approach. We demonstrate their similarities and differences using two recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys: Sierra Leone and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). The analysis suggests that MODA tends to produce higher multidimensional child poverty headcount rates than MPI, both because of the differences in the survey items used to construct the indicators of deprivation and because of how the indicators are aggregated and weighted.

Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Author: Channing Arndt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198744803

Page: 384

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades. The large majority of developing countries now regularly conduct a variety of household surveys, and the information base in developing countries with respect to poverty and wellbeing has improved dramatically. Nevertheless, appropriate measurement of poverty remains complex and controversial. This is particularly true in developing countries where (i) the stakes with respect to poverty reduction are high; (ii) the determinants of living standards are often volatile; and (iii) related information bases, while much improved, are often characterized by significant non-sample error. It also remains, to a surprisingly high degree, an activity undertaken by technical assistance personnel and consultants based in developed countries. This book seeks to enhance the transparency, replicability, and comparability of existing practice. In so doing, it also aims to significantly lower the barriers to entry to the conduct of rigorous poverty measurement and increase the participation of analysts from developing countries in their own poverty assessments. The book focuses on two domains: the measurement of absolute consumption poverty and a first order dominance approach to multidimensional welfare analysis. In each domain, it provides a series of flexible computer codes designed to facilitate analysis by allowing the analyst to start from a flexible and known base. The book volume covers the theoretical grounding for the code streams provided, a chapter on 'estimation in practice', a series of 11 case studies where the code streams are operationalized, as well as a synthesis, an extension to inequality, and a look forward.

Measuring Poverty around the World

The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world’s great social scientists ...

Measuring Poverty around the World

Author: Anthony B. Atkinson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691191220

Page: 464

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The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world’s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe? The persistence of poverty—in rich and poor countries alike—is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, Atkinson provides a critically important examination of how poverty is—and should be—measured. Bringing together evidence about the nature and extent of poverty across the world and including case studies of sixty countries, Atkinson addresses both financial poverty and other indicators of deprivation. He starts from first principles about the meaning of poverty, translates these into concrete measures, and analyzes the data to which the measures can be applied. Crucially, he integrates international organizations’ measurements of poverty with countries’ own national analyses. Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. In addition, François Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern provide afterwords that address key issues from the unfinished chapters: how poverty relates to growth, inequality, and climate change. The result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.

Poverty and Social Exclusion

This book is of particular importance as the continuing international economic and financial crisis has led to the impoverishment of segments of population as a result of unemployment, bankruptcy, and difficulties in obtaining credit.

Poverty and Social Exclusion

Author: Gianni Betti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136196293

Page: 344

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Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars, offers an up to date and innovative survey of new methods for estimating poverty at the local level, as well as the most recent multidimensional methods of the dynamics of poverty. It is argued here that measures of poverty and inequality are most useful to policy-makers and researchers when they are finely disaggregated into small geographic units. Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis is the first attempt to compile the most recent research results on local estimates of multidimensional deprivation. The methods offered here take both traditional and multidimensional approaches, with a focus on using the methodology for the construction of time-related measures of deprivation at the individual and aggregated levels. In analysis of persistence over time, the book also explores whether the level of deprivation is defined in terms of relative inequality in society, or in relation to some supposedly absolute standard. This book is of particular importance as the continuing international economic and financial crisis has led to the impoverishment of segments of population as a result of unemployment, bankruptcy, and difficulties in obtaining credit. The volume will therefore be of interest to all those working on economic, econometric and statistical methods and empirical analyses in the areas of poverty, social exclusion and income inequality.

Beyond the Threshold

This collection brings together a wide range of views on the conceptualization and measurement of social exclusion and the indicators for monitoring the effectiveness of policies for combating social exclusion.

Beyond the Threshold

Author: Graham Room

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861340036

Page: 266

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'Poverty' and 'social exclusion' have become increasingly important topics on the European research agenda. This book provides an invaluable review of the available literature and presents major new thinking in terms of theory, understanding and data analysis.

Multidimensional Approaches to Poverty Measurement An Empirical Analysis of Poverty in Belgium France Germany Italy and Spain Based on the European Panel

Abstract: This paper has three goals.

Multidimensional Approaches to Poverty Measurement  An Empirical Analysis of Poverty in Belgium  France  Germany  Italy and Spain  Based on the European Panel

Author: Conchita D'Ambrosio

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Abstract: This paper has three goals. First, we wish to compare three multidimensional approaches to poverty and check to what extent they identify the same households as poor. Second, we aim at better understanding the determinants of poverty by estimating Logit regressions with five categories of explanatory variables: size of the household, age of the head of the household, her gender, marital status and status at work. Third, we introduce a decomposition procedure proposed recently in the literature, the so-called Shapley decomposition, in order to determine the exact marginal impact of each of the categories of explanatory variables. Our empirical analysis is based on data made available by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). We used its third wave and selected five countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain