Where Did Identification Go?

OPHI Working Paper 43b

6 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2012

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Sabina Alkire

Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

James E. Foster

George Washington University

Maria Emma Santos

CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI

Date Written: September 1, 2011

Abstract

We recently introduced a general method and provided a specific cross Development Report (the MPI) as part of the 2010 Human Development Report to complement existing methods. Our recent piece in the Journal of Economic Inequality (JEI) (also OPHI Working Paper 43) sought to clarify the presentation and address possible misunderstandings. The present note – a longer version of the one published in JEI – responds to Martin Ravallion’s paper in the same issue, and also benefited from contributions by other authors in that Forum. We value this exchange and vigorous debate and hope it will ultimately lead to better measures and policies.

Keywords: poverty measurement, multidimensional poverty, deprivation, FGT measures

JEL Classification: I3, I32, D63, O1

Suggested Citation

Alkire, Sabina and Foster, James E. and Santos, Maria Emma, Where Did Identification Go? (September 1, 2011). OPHI Working Paper 43b, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118556 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2118556

Sabina Alkire (Contact Author)

Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative ( email )

Queen Elizabeth House
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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TB
United Kingdom

James E. Foster

George Washington University ( email )

2121 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Maria Emma Santos

CONICET-UNS/IIESS and OPHI ( email )

12 de Octubre y San Juan
Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires 8000
Argentina

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