Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129457
Authors: 
Alkire, Sabina
Seth, Suman
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/151
Abstract: 
In order to understand whether a reduction in overall poverty has improved the situations of the poorest, it is crucial to distinguish them from the moderately poor population. In this paper, we explore the mechanisms to distinguish subsets of the poor in a multidimensional counting framework. We examine two approaches that capture two distinct forms of stringent multidimensional poverty: one uses a more stringent vector of deprivation cutoffs, and the other, a more stringent cross-dimensional poverty cutoff. To explore the distinction between these two approaches empirically, we examine the evolution of multidimensional poverty in Nepal. Our findings show crucial differences between these approaches.
Subjects: 
extreme poverty
ultra-poverty
multidimensional poverty
poverty characteristics
poverty profile
Nepal
JEL: 
I3
I32
D63
O1
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-040-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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