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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Tunisia: Distribution of Deprivations across Regions

Khaled Nasri () and Besma Belhadj

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Abstract: In this paper, we analyze multidimensional poverty in the different regions of Tunisia. The counting approach is used to identify households that are multidimensionally poor and to calculate poverty rates in different geographic areas in Tunisia. In this research, special emphasis is placed on the subgroup decomposability property and the dimensional breakdown. This approach helps us to understand the contribution of each region to the national poverty level and to assess the extent to which dimensional deprivation contributes to poverty measures. The results show that disentangling the sources of household deprivation in each region of Tunisia and calculating the dimensional breakdown by region provides a comprehensive picture of multidimensional poverty in Tunisia and will help decision makers to implement an effective targeting policy.

Keywords: Multidimensional Poverty; Counting Approach; the Dual-Cutoff Method; Decomposability; Dimensional Breakdown. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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Published in The Journal of North African Studies 5.22(2017): pp. 841-859

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