Comparing Multidimensional Poverty between Egypt and South Africa (Les mesures multidimensionnelles de la pauvreté: une application sur l'Afrique du Sud et l'Égypte)
CIRPEE Working Paper No. 06-39
36 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2006 Last revised: 16 Jul 2018
Date Written: November 1, 2006
It is common to argue that poverty is a multidimensional issue. Yet few studies have included the various dimensions of deprivation to yield a broader and fuller picture of poverty. In this paper we discuss ethical foundations of various recent multidimensional poverty measures. An application of these measures to compare poverty between Egypt and south Africa is illustrated using robustness analysis and household data from each country.
Keywords: Multidimensional poverty, robustness analysis, Egypt, South Africa
JEL Classification: D31, D63, I32
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