Book Chapter: Counting and Multidimensional Poverty

Book Chapter: Counting and Multidimensional Poverty
by Sabina Alkire and James Foster
A non-technical, policy oriented summary of the Alkire and Foster method for measuring multidimensional poverty is now available to download as an e-chapter. The chapter explains why multidimensional measures are needed, the problem of complex poverty measures and goes on to describe the Alkire Foster measure, how to apply it, its properties and uses.