Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129475
Authors: 
Mahrt, Kristi
Nanivazo, Malokele
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/131
Abstract: 
After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty. This paper evaluates the extent to which recent growth has been accompanied by improvements in multidimensional child welfare using a first-order dominance approach applied to Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and Demographic and Health Surveys. The authors explore the root of indeterminate outcomes in spatial analysis and evaluate the sensitivity of spatial and temporal outcomes to indicator choice. Though results do not indicate broad-based welfare advancement at the national, urban, or rural levels, they do suggest progress within a number of individual provinces.
Subjects: 
welfare
first-order dominance
Democratic Republic of Congo
multidimensional poverty
children
JEL: 
C81
I 32
J13
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-020-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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