Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146268
Authors: 
Arndt, Channing
Leyaro, Vincent
Mahrt, Kristi
Tarp, Finn
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/75
Abstract: 
We contribute to the literature on trends in living standards in Tanzania by analysing child welfare using two multi-dimensional approaches, first-order dominance (FOD) and Alkire-Foster (AF). Between 1991/92 and 2010, remarkably similar area rankings emerge that suggest a widening gap between the best and worst performing areas with the majority of areas lying in a tight range in the middle. The methodologies also complement each other by providing upper and lower bounds on underlying welfare dynamics. While both methods point to overall improvements since 1991/92, AF suggests a consistent trend while FOD suggests periods of advance and stagnation.
Subjects: 
multidimensional poverty
Tanzania
welfare
JEL: 
D63
I3
I32
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-118-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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