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Conditions for the most robust poverty comparisons using the Alkire-Foster Family of Measures

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In the burgeoning literature on multidimensional poverty indices, the Alkire-Foster (AF) measures stand out for their resilience in identifying the multidimensionally poor with cut-off criteria covering the spectrum from the union approach to the intersection approach. The intuitiveness and easy applicability of the measures’ identification and aggregation methods are reflected in the increasing use of the AF measures in poverty measurement, as well as in other fields. This paper extends t...

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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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Doris Oliver Foundation More from this funder
Robertson Foundation More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
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OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2011-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
44b
ISBN:
9781907194313
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English
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2014-12-02

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