James E. Foster

George Washington University

2121 I Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

United States

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Designing the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index

Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Working Paper No. 37, United Nations Development Programme Human Development Report Office Background Paper No. 2010/2
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2012
Sabina Alkire and James E. Foster
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and George Washington University
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Human Development Index, inequality, multidimensional inequality measurement, capability approach, multidimensional welfare

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Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 95, No. 7-8, 2011, OPHI Working Paper 32, December 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Jul 2012
Sabina Alkire and James E. Foster
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and George Washington University
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Multidimensional poverty measurement, capability approach, identification, FGT measures

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 5 – the Alkire-Foster Counting Methodology

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 5., Leeds University Business School Working Paper No. 15-01
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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Alkire-Foster poverty measures, Adjusted Headcount Ratio, Multidimensional Poverty Index, dual cutoff identification, intensity of poverty

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On Measuring Literacy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1997
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Kaushik Basu and James E. Foster
Cornell University - Department of Economics and George Washington University
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Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor? Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means

IDB Working Paper No. 380
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
James E. Foster and Miguel Székely
George Washington University and Center for Education and Social Studies
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Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor? Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means

International Economic Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 1143-1172, November 2008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Oct 2008
James E. Foster and Miguel Székely
George Washington University and Center for Education and Social Studies
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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 3 – Overview of Methods for Multidimensional Poverty Assessment

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 3., OPHI Working Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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Multidimensional poverty measures, dashboard approach, composite indices, Venn diagrams, dominance approach, statistical approaches, fuzzy sets approach, axiomatic approach.

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On Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Sep 2010
Indranil Dutta, James E. Foster and Ajit Kumar Mishra
University of Manchester - Department of Economics, George Washington University and University of Bath - Department of Economics
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Deprivation, Vulnerability, Expected Poverty, Uncertainty

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Measuring Chronic Poverty

G. Betti and A. Lemmi (eds.) 2013 Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis. Routledge, ch. 8, OPHI Working Paper No. 52
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jan 2014
James E. Foster and Maria Emma Santos
George Washington University and CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI
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chronic poverty, intertemporal poverty, poverty measurement, identification, income standards, CHU indices, decomposability

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 4 – Counting Approaches: Definitions, Origins, and Implementations

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 4.
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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Counting approach, identification of the poor, Unmet Basic Needs, Social Inclusion, Multiple Deprivations

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 10 – Some Regression Models for Af Measures

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 10
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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micro regressions; macro regressions; generalised linear models; logit/probit models; models for fractional data; determinants of poverty

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Measuring the Distribution of Human Development: Methodology and an Application to Mexico

Journal of Human Development, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 5-29, March 2005
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Jun 2011
Center for Education and Social Studies, George Washington University and World Bank
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Human Development , Well-Being, Inequality, Generalized Means

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 2 – The Framework

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 2., OPHI Working Paper No. 83
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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Foster-Greer-Thorbecke measures, scales of measurement, ordinal data properties of poverty measurement, axiomatic methods, joint distribution, identification, aggregation

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 6 – Normative Choices in Measurement Design

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 6.
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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Space of poverty measurement, purpose of measurement, unit of analysis, choice of dimensions, selection of indicators, capabilities, deprivation cutoffs, weights, poverty cutoffs

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 7 – Data and Analysis

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 7
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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Survey data, unit of identification, household composition, correlation, redundancy, measure of overlap

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 9 – Distribution and Dynamics

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 9.
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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inequality decomposition, disparity across subgroup poverty, inter-temporal analysis of poverty, chronic multidimensional poverty, dynamic poverty decomposition

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 8 – Robustness Analysis and Statistical Inference

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 8.
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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robustness analysis, statistical inference, dominance analysis, rank robustness, standard errors, bootstrap

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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 1 – Introduction

OPHI Working Paper No. 82
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University, University of Leeds - Economics Division, CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and University of Oxford
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multidimensional poverty, capability approach, Millennium Development Goals, economic growth, income poverty

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Understandings and Misunderstandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Journal of Economic Inequality Volume 9, Number 2 (2011), 289-314, DOI: 10.1007/s10888-011-9181-4
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jul 2012
Sabina Alkire and James E. Foster
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and George Washington University
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poverty measurement, multidimensional poverty, deprivation, FGT measures

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Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8693
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
World Bank, World Bank- Development Data Group (DECDG), World Bank, George Washington University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, FoodSecurity, Economic Growth, Early Child and Children's Health, Nutrition, Reproductive Health, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Poverty Diagnostics, Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Poverty Lines, Poverty Assessment

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Where Did Identification Go?

OPHI Working Paper 43b
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Jul 2012
Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster and Maria Emma Santos
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, George Washington University and CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI
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poverty measurement, multidimensional poverty, deprivation, FGT measures

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Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9402
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Tony Castleman, James E. Foster and Stephen C. Smith
Institute for International Economic Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, George Washington University and George Washington University - Department of Economics
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poverty measurement, headcount, poverty gap, FGT indices, development goals, inclusive growth, multidimensional poverty

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Inequality of Happiness in the U.S.: 1972–2010

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 59, Issue 3, pp. 393-415, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Aug 2013
Indranil Dutta and James E. Foster
University of Manchester - Department of Economics and George Washington University
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dominance, happiness, inequality, median inequality, scale independence

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Investing in Health: The Long-Term Impact of Head Start on Smoking

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 587-602, July 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Jun 2010
Kathryn H. Anderson, James E. Foster and David E. Frisvold
Vanderbilt University, George Washington University and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics
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A General Class of Additively Decomposable Inequality Measures

Economic Theory, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, July 1999
Posted: 25 Sep 1999
James E. Foster and Artyom A. Shneyerov
George Washington University and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics

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