Where Did Identification Go?
OPHI Working Paper 43b
6 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2012
Date Written: September 1, 2011
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
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