Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/200615
Authors: 
Burchi, Francesco
Rippin, Nicole
Montenegro, Claudio
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 174
Abstract: 
Proponents of the income-based approach to poverty rarely contest the fact that poverty is actually a multidimensional phenomenon. What they claim is that economic resources provide a sufficiently precise proxy for whatever dimensions poverty might have. The indirect assumption is that all dimensions of poverty are highly correlated and thus can be substituted by just one dimension: income. Upcoming multidimensional poverty measures have challenged this established assumption, claiming that the correlation between the various dimensions of poverty is in fact not strong enough for income to serve as a proxy for them. Instead, the multiple dimensions of poverty should be measured one by one. [...]
Subjects: 
Income
poverty
multidimensional
international
comparison
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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