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Multidimensional poverty reduction in India 2005/6–2015/16: Still a long way to go but the poorest are catching up

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This paper assesses the change in multidimensional poverty in India from 2005/6 to 2015/16 using data from the NFHS-3 and NFHS-4 surveys. Estimates of changes are disaggregated by age cohort, state and by socio-economic group-level, and broken down by indicator; sampling errors are considered throughout. Multidimensional poverty is defined using the global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018 (Alkire and Jahan 2018). The paper finds a very strong reduction, indeed a halving of the MPI during ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9981-7525
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9614-8277
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9385-7481
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Issue:
54b
Article number:
54b
Pages:
1-42
Series:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative’s Research in Progress (RP) series
Host title:
OPHI Research in Progress Series
Publication date:
2020-07-16
Paper number:
54b

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