On the Dynamics of Multidimensional Chronic Poverty

Abstract

Understanding chronic poverty and its evolution is complex given the amount of information involved. This paper proposes a new approach to analysing the evolution of chronic poverty in a multivariate setting using a Shapley decomposition of a multidimensional chronic poverty measure proposed by Alkire and colleagues. This makes it possible to assess a vast array of information to find the drivers of change in chronic poverty, and has proved to be a valuable tool in public policy programmes. We present an empirical application of the changes in chronic poverty in Argentina during the period 2004-12 using the Permanent Household Survey.

Citation

Garcia-Diaz, R.; Prudencio, D. On the Dynamics of Multidimensional Chronic Poverty. UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland (2015) 21 pp. [WIDER Working Paper No. 2015/016]

On the Dynamics of Multidimensional Chronic Poverty

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