Identification and Aggregation in the Alkire Foster Method – right sidebar

Paper-based exercise in the dual cut-off methodology

To get a thorough understanding of the calculation steps involved in the Alkire Foster Method a good starting point is the paper based exercise below.

The exercise asks you to calculate the different steps of identification and aggregation in the A&F methodology, including the adjusted headcount, M0 and its components H and A.

Exercise sheet

Answer Key

Key readings covered in these lectures

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 5

Alkire, S., Foster, J.E., 2011. “Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement” Journal of Public Economics

Alkire, S., Foster, J.E., 2011 Understandings and Misunderstandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Apart from the lectures introduction to identification and aggregation a useful the Technical Guide on the Alkire Foster method