Determining BPL Status: Some Methodological Improvements

The Indian Journal of Human Development, 2 (2), 407−424, July−December, 2009

OPHI Research in Progress 7a

14 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2012

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Sabina Alkire

Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Suman Seth

University of Leeds - Economics Division; University of Oxford - Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

A draft paper on the 2002 method for identifying Below the Poverty Line households in rural India, which argues that mistargeting is significantly influenced by the measurement methodology, not only by corruption as has been supposed.

Suggested Citation

Alkire, Sabina and Seth, Suman, Determining BPL Status: Some Methodological Improvements (December 1, 2009). The Indian Journal of Human Development, 2 (2), 407−424, July−December, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118567

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