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Vulnerability to Multidimensional Poverty: Peru, 1998-2002

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  • Calvo, Cesar

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Summary We approach multidimensional poverty from the viewpoint of a forward-looking, risk-averse household. We consider the fear to face hardship in any well-being dimension as a relevant form of deprivation, since "peace of mind" is also a component of overall well-being. We are thus concerned with "vulnerability to multidimensional poverty." As we discuss how such vulnerability should be measured, we find that attention must be paid not only to how well-being dimensions correlate over a given population, but also to how they correlate over the states of the world. Data from Peru illustrate.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (June)
Pages: 1011-1020

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  1. Echevin, Damien, 2011. "Vulnerability to asset-poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa," MPRA Paper 35660, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Ranjula Bali Swain & Maria S. Floro, 2010. "Reducing Vulnerability through Microfinance: Assessing the Impact of Self-Help Groups in India," Working Papers 2010-19, American University, Department of Economics.
  3. Stephanié Rossouw & Don J. Webber, 2012. "Sub-national vulnerability and relative location: A case study of South Africa," Working Papers 2012-01, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.
  4. Gallardo, Mauricio, 2013. "Using the downside mean-semideviation for measuring vulnerability to poverty," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 416-418.
  5. Andy Sumner & Richard Mallett, 2013. "Capturing Multidimensionality: What does a Human Wellbeing Conceptual Framework Add to the Analysis of Vulnerability?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(2), pages 671-690, September.
  6. Sabina Alkire, 2011. "Multidimensional Poverty and its Discontents," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp046, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  7. Sanjay K. Mohanty, 2010. "Multidimensional poverty and the state of child health in India," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 38354, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  8. Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Amin, 2013. "Labor markets and mental wellbeing: Labor market conditions and suicides in the United States (1979–2004)," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 175-186.
  9. Andy Sumner & Rich Mallett, 2011. "Snakes and Ladders, Buffers and Passports: Rethinking Poverty, Vulnerability and Wellbeing," Working Papers 83, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.

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