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An exercise to evaluate an anti-poverty program with multiple outcomes using program evaluation

  • Tonmoy Islam, T.M.
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    To measure the effectiveness of programs with multiple outcomes, I combine multidimensional poverty measures with difference-in-difference matching estimators. I apply this technique on an anti-poverty program and show it is a more comprehensive measure of poverty reduction than a unidimensional measure.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 122 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 365-369

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