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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Solomon, Jordan Sylvan
Author's Email Address jordan.s.solomon@vanderbilt.edu
URN etd-12072012-233008
Title The Use of Multidimensional Poverty to Proxy Chronic Poverty: An Application to Brazil
Degree Master of Arts
Department Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kathryn Anderson Committee Chair
Kamal Saggi Committee Member
Keywords
  • Chronic Poverty
  • Measurement
  • Targeting
  • Multidimensional
  • Poverty
Date of Defense 2012-12-15
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
When implementing social programs, governments are seeking ways of targeting individuals who are chronically deprived. Most developing countries lack panel data required to identify the chronically poor with standard chronic poverty measurements. This paper explores the use of multidimensional poverty as a proxy for chronic poverty. We present and analyze a multidimensional poverty measurement for Brazil. We then validate this approach by showing that our measure can significantly improve targeting of the chronically poor compared to standard static proxies.
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