Economics at your fingertips  

Multidimensional Poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13: Do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter?

Gaurav Datt ()

No 08-17, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Multidimensional poverty comparisons can be sensitive to the choice of welfare indicators, the weights assigned to the indicators, as well as the choice of the aggregate poverty measure. This paper examines the robustness of trends in multidimensional poverty in the Philippines to these choices by presenting estimates for three alternative weighting schemes and three alternative measures of multidimensional poverty. Using data from the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey for 2004-13, the paper finds evidence of a significant decline in multidimensional poverty that is robust to these alternatives, though the magnitude of the decline in, and especially the dimensional contributions to, aggregate multidimensional poverty are quite sensitive to the alternatives considered.

Keywords: multidimensional poverty; weighting; identification and aggregation; Philippines (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 I32 N35 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-sea
Date: 2017-04
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) ... idimensionaldatt.pdf (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found ( [301 Moved Permanently]-->

Related works:
Working Paper: Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13: do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? (2017) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from ... eco/research/papers/

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics Department of Economics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Simon Angus ().

Page updated 2019-04-24
Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2017-08