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Multidimensional Poverty in the Republic of Congo: Being Poor Simultaneously in Many Ways


  • Geranda Notten


In this study we show that a multidimensional approach to poverty does not have to be used only for summarising poverty in a single index or for comparing deprivation rates between dimensions. We argue and illustrate that such an approach can additionally provide a contribution to a better understanding of the relationships between dimensions by studying the prevalence of multiple deprivations at an individual level. More precisely, this study investigates the degree of overlap in deprivations of individuals, and analyses to what extent persons suffering from multiple deprivations have different characteristics and problems from those suffering from only one deprivation, or none at all. In essence, our method consists of the application and extension of the tools that are typically used in a standard poverty analysis to a multidimensional poverty analysis. We illustrate this approach by taking the Republic of Congo as a case study.

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  • Geranda Notten, 2008. "Multidimensional Poverty in the Republic of Congo: Being Poor Simultaneously in Many Ways," Global Development Institute Working Paper Series 6508, GDI, The University of Manchester.
  • Handle: RePEc:bwp:bwppap:6508

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    1. John Cockburn & Ibrahim Kasirye & Jane Kabubo-Mariara & Luca Tiberti & Gemma Ahaibwe, 2014. "Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda," Working Papers PMMA 2014-03, PEP-PMMA.
    2. Aysenur Acar, 2014. "The Dynamics of Multidimensional Poverty in Turkey," Working Papers 014, Bahcesehir University, Betam.
    3. Chris De Neubourg & Jingqing Chai & Marlous de Milliano & Ilze Plavgo, 2013. "Step-by-Step Guidelines to the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA)," Papers inwopa695, Innocenti Working Papers.

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