Socio-economic Determinants of Multidimensional Poverty in Rural West Bengal: A Household Level Analysis
Poulomi Roy (),
Soma Ray () and
Sushil Haldar ()
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Soma Ray: Jadavpur University
Journal of Quantitative Economics, 2019, vol. 17, issue 3, No 8, 603-622
Abstract The present study tries to estimate the incidence, depth and severity of multidimensional poverty (MDP) along with the contributions of dimensions to MDP among the rural households using multi-stage random sampling method in West Bengal. We decompose the inequality of deprivation scores between and within different socio-economic, religious and ethnic groups. The factors affecting the probability of falling in multidimensional poverty is also explored here using logistic regression, and the regression results suggest that public infrastructure plays an essential role towards explaining the variations of MDP. The present study is expected to be helpful to the development planners for better understanding of the root causes of MDP among the rural households in West Bengal.
Keywords: Multidimensional poverty; Inequality decomposition; FGT Index; Theil Index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I30 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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