Article by OPHI’s Alkire and Santos makes list of top Social Indicators Research downloads

Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos’s paper ‘A Multidimensional Approach: Poverty Measurement & Beyond’  is among the top most downloaded documents published in 2013 and 2014 in the Social Indicators Research  journal.

Published in May 2013, the article is an introduction to a special issue of Social Indicators Research on multidimensional poverty. It outlines the Alkire-Foster (AF) method and highlights its advantages and limitations, as well as presenting other multidimensional poverty measures to which the AF method is compared in some papers.

The special issue comprises a set of nine papers that have applied the AF methodology. Their preliminary versions were presented at an OPHI workshop in June 2009 on “Multidimensional Measures in Six Contexts”.

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‘A Multidimensional Approach: Poverty Measurement & Beyond’, by Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos, was published in a special issue of Social Indicators Research in February 2013.

Further information

Find out more about OPHI’s Alkire-Foster method of multidimensional poverty measurement.

See how the AF method has been applied by different countries in the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN).