Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Concepts and Applications

  • Udaya¬†Wagle

Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Udaya Wagle
    Pages 1-13
  3. Udaya Wagle
    Pages 15-53
  4. Udaya Wagle
    Pages 55-85
  5. Udaya Wagle
    Pages 87-129
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    Pages 173-182
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-214

About this book


Conceptualization and measurement of poverty have traditionally relied on purely economic approaches, with income or consumption as the only indicator. Multidimensional approaches have increasingly been used to understand poverty, but have yet to be fully operationalized.

This book uses factor analysis and structural equations modeling to develop a multidimensional framework that integrates capability and social inclusion as additional poverty indicators.

The empirical relevance of this methodological contribution is demonstrated through its application in the United States and Nepal.

The proposed approach not only helps to identify different categories of the poor, but also to more accurately target resources and policies of poverty alleviation.

The book will therefore be an important reference for professionals in development agencies as well as for poverty and policy researchers.



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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75874-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75875-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1088
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