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Journal ArticleMultidimensional poverty of children in Mozambique
We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3% can be considered multidimensionally poor. A substantial divide exists between urban and rural areas and between northern and southern provinces...Multidimensional poverty Children Child wellbeing
Working PaperEvolution of multidimensional poverty in crisis-ridden Mozambique
Mozambique experienced important reduction in the poverty rate until recently, before two major natural disasters hit and the country started suffering from a hidden debt scandal with associated economic slowdown...first-order dominance Mozambique Multidimensional poverty
Working PaperCounting-based multidimensional poverty identification: From deprivation weights to bundles
In the widely used class of multidimensional poverty measures introduced by Alkire and Foster (2011), dimension-specific weights combined with a single cut-off parameter play a fundamental role in identifying who is multidimensionally poor...boolean functions composite indexes Multidimensional poverty
Journal ArticleLiving Conditions and Basic Needs: Evidence from African Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesLiving conditions Multidimensional poverty Well being
Journal ArticleIntroduction to Special Issue on: ‘Inequalities in the Least Developed Countries – Some Lessons from Africa’
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesEconomic inequality Multidimensional poverty Inequality and Well-being
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WorkshopCourse on advanced poverty analysis
As part of the programme Inclusive Growth in Mozambique , researchers Vincenzo Salvucci and José Cardoso, will deliver a 5-day training course on advanced poverty analysis for officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique...
In the mediaResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme interviewed in Dimensions magazine
UNU-WIDER research fellow Vincenzo Salvucci, and Finório Castigo, a specialist from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique, were interviewed by Dimensions magazine on multidimensional poverty measurement. The article was published...Mozambique Multidimensional poverty measurement Poverty
Working PaperMultidimensional poverty in Vietnam: Evidence from a rural household survey
For years, the international development community has been considering poverty as a multidimensional phenomenon, which takes into account not only income or consumption of the poor, but also their access to basic needs (education, health, etc.) and ...Multidimensional poverty Poverty analysis Household survey
Working PaperMultidimensional poverty of children in Mozambique
We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3 per cent can be considered multidimensionally poor...Multidimensional poverty Children Child wellbeing
Working PaperLiving conditions and well-being: Evidence from African countries
We here use five rounds of Afrobarometer data covering more than 100,000 individuals over the 2004-2016 period to explore the link between self-assessed measures of living conditions and objective measures of individual well-being (access to basic ne...Living conditions Multidimensional poverty Well being
Working PaperRobustness tests for multidimensional poverty comparisons
This paper provides practical tests for the robustness of multidimensional comparisons of well-being...Multidimensional poverty Pointwise dominance Robustness
Working PaperA human rights-consistent approach to multidimensional welfare measurement applied to sub-Saharan Africa
The rights-based approach to development targets progress towards the realization of 30 articles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Progress is frequently measured using the multidimensional poverty index...first-order dominance Multidimensional poverty Sub-Saharan Africa
Working PaperMapping deprivation in Mozambique: An analysis of census data (1997–2007)
In this study we analyse the evolution of deprivation indicators and of a multidimensional poverty index using Mozambican census data for 1997 and 2007...Multidimensional poverty Deprivation Mozambique