Multidimensional poverty measurement and decomposition of households in poor areas: based on the China rural poverty monitoring household data in 2010
【Abstract】Multidimensional poverty measurement can reflect the poverty status comprehensively. This paper measures and decomposes multidimensional poverty of poor areas in rural China. We find that the multidimensional poverty index is not consistent with its contribution rate because of the population weight. Low-income households undergo more serious multidimensional poverty, but poverty line’s rising benefits more for the lower-middle income households. Compared with national factors, terrain factors influence the multidimensional poverty. Dimensional decomposition shows that drinking water rather than income is the most severe problem the households faced.
【Keywords】 multidimensional poverty; poverty monitoring survey; poverty line; contribution rate;
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