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From income poverty to multidimensional poverty?an international comparison

Francesco Burchi (), Nicole Rippin () and Claudio Montenegro
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No 174, Working Papers from International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

Abstract: "Proponents of the income-based approach to poverty rarely contest the fact that poverty is actually a multidimensional phenomenon. What they claim is that economic resources provide a sufficiently precise proxy for whatever dimensions poverty might have. The indirect assumption is that all dimensions of poverty are highly correlated and thus can be substituted by just one dimension: income. Upcoming multidimensional poverty measures have challenged this established assumption, claiming that the correlation between the various dimensions of poverty is in fact not strong enough for income to serve as a proxy for them. Instead, the multiple dimensions of poverty should be measured one by one". (...)

Keywords: Income; poverty; multidimensional; international; comparison (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-09
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Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , 2018, pages 1-58

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