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Multidimensional measurement of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Since the seminal works of Sen, poverty is recognized as multidimensional phenomenon. Recently, there is a renewed interest in this approach since relevant databases became available. Several methods of aggregation have been suggested to measure poverty in this way. Up to now, there is no consensus on the best measure. However, a suitable measure should satisfy some useful properties. Alkire and Foster (2007) propose a multidimensional poverty measure using a counting approach. This method...

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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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Author
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Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Ophi working paper
Publication date:
2008-01-01
Paper number:
13
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English
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2014-11-26

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