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Estimating multidimensional poverty in Zambia

Kristi Mahrt and Gibson Masumbu

No 137, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: In this paper, we apply the first-order dominance (FOD) approach to assessing multidimensional welfare to analyse multidimensional poverty in Zambia in 1996, 2006, and 2010. In addition to evaluating welfare across time and space, we extend the methodology to evaluate welfare by rural agricultural strata and urban housing cost areas. This modification allows a more detailed perspective on the evolution of rural poverty. Finally, we consider the sensitivity of FOD results to indicator definitions in a context where data prohibited the preferred definition.

Keywords: welfare; first-order dominance; Zambia; multidimensional poverty; growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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