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The Many Facets of Poverty in a Developing Country. The Case of The Madagascan Capital


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  • Mireille Razafindrakoto

    (IRD and DIAL)

  • François Roubaud

    (IRD and DIAL)

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    The multidimensional nature of poverty is rarely taken into consideration in countries where poverty is the most rife. Data available on the Madagascan capital is used to compare different poverty approaches. In addition to the most classic monetary definition, other concepts of poverty are based either on objective criteria or on the households subjective evaluations. The low level of correspondence between the different approaches confirms the multidimensional nature of poverty. The definition of poor populations by the different types of approaches also gives rise to different profiles. For example, social origin and trajectory variables influence subjective poverty, but have no direct effect on poverty defined by objective criteria. These findings suggest that poverty reduction strategies cannot be based on a single instrument or concern a single field, but should use a range of measures covering all the different aspects of poverty.

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    Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

    Volume (Year): 383-384-385 (2005)
    Issue (Month): (December)
    Pages: 131-155

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    Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es383-384-385g

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    Keywords: Multiple Dimensions of Poverty; Subjective Well-Being; Madagascar;

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    1. van Praag, Bernard M S & Spit, Jan S & van de Stadt, Huib, 1982. "A Comparison between the Food Ratio Poverty Line and the Leyden Poverty Line," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 64(4), pages 691-94, November.
    2. Pradhan, Menno & Ravallion, Martin, 1998. "Measuring poverty using qualitative perceptions of welfare," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2011, The World Bank.
    3. Mireille Razafindrakoto & François Roubaud, 2001. "Les multiples facettes de la pauvreté dans un pays en développement : Le cas de la capitale malgache," Working Papers DT/2001/07, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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