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

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Sami Bibi

Université Laval - Département d'Économique

AbdelRahmen El Lahga

Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Tunisia)

Date Written: November 1, 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bibi, Sami and El Lahga, AbdelRahmen, Comparing Multidimensional Poverty between Egypt and South Africa (Les mesures multidimensionnelles de la pauvreté: une application sur l'Afrique du Sud et l'Égypte) (November 1, 2006). CIRPEE Working Paper No. 06-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=951073 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.951073

Sami Bibi (Contact Author)

Université Laval - Département d'Économique ( email )

2325 Rue de l'Université
DeSeve
Quebec Canada, QC G1K 7P4
Canada

AbdelRahmen El Lahga

Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Tunisia) ( email )

45 Rue de la Liberte, Cite Bouchoucha
Bardo, Tunis 2000
Tunisia

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