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Multidimensional poverty in Bhutan : estimates and policy implications

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This paper estimates multidimensional poverty in Bhutan applying the methodology developed by Alkire and Foster using the 2007 Bhutan Living Standard Survey data. Five dimensions are considered for estimations in both rural and urban areas: income, education, room availability, access to electricity and access to drinking water, and two additional dimensions are considered for estimates in rural areas only: access to roads and land ownership. It is found that multidimensional poverty is ma...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Canadian International Development Agency More from this funder
International Development Research Centre More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Series:
OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2008-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
14
ISBN:
9781907194054
Language:
English
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2014-11-26

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