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Multidimensional assessment of child welfare for Tanzania

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  • Channing Arndt
  • Vincent Leyaro
  • Kristi Mahrt
  • Finn Tarp

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We contribute to the literature on trends in living standards in Tanzania by analysing child welfare using two multi-dimensional approaches, first-order dominance (FOD) and AlkireFoster (AF). Between 1991/92 and 2010, remarkably similar area rankings emerge that suggest a widening gap between the best and worst performing areas with the majority of areas lying in a tight range in the middle. The methodologies also complement each other by providing upper and lower bounds on underlying welfare dynamics. While both methods point to overall improvements since 1991/92, AF suggests a consistent trend while FOD suggests periods of advance and stagnation.

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  • Channing Arndt & Vincent Leyaro & Kristi Mahrt & Finn Tarp, 2016. "Multidimensional assessment of child welfare for Tanzania," WIDER Working Paper Series 075, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    6. Channing Arndt & Azhar M. Hussain & Vincenzo Salvucci & Finn Tarp & Lars Peter Østerdal, 2016. "Poverty Mapping Based on First‐Order Dominance with an Example from Mozambique," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 28(1), pages 3-21, January.
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    1. Arndt, Channing & Mahrt, Kristi & Hussain, M. Azhar & Tarp, Finn, 2018. "A human rights-consistent approach to multidimensional welfare measurement applied to sub-Saharan Africa," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 108(C), pages 181-196.

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    multidimensional poverty; Tanzania; welfare;

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