Inequality among the MPI Poor, and Regional Disparity in Multidimensional Poverty: Levels and Trends

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Inequality: Poverty reduction is not necessarily uniform across all poor people in a country, or across population subgroups; an improvement overall may yet leave the poorest of the poor behind. In 2014 we use a new measure to analyse inequality among poor people in 90 countries, and find the highest levels are to be found in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries; in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan; and in Yemen and Somalia. 

Citation: Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2014). 'Inequality among the MPI poor, and regional disparity in multidimensional poverty: Levels and trends', OPHI Briefing 25, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

poverty measurement, multidimensional poverty, inequality
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Sabina Alkire and Suman Seth
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