The Alkire Foster approach to measuring multidimensional poverty was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education last month. Highlighting increasing attention paid to the measure by government officials and academics, the feature goes on to explain how the measure was conceived. An article by the same author discusses the US’s announcement that they will move to a new poverty measure and asks whether they might consider a multidimensional approach.
Read ‘The Actual Needs of the Needy’
Read ‘Figuring Out Who’s Poor’
Listen to an interview with James Foster, OPHI Research Associate and Professor of of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University