Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India 1999-2006: Slower Progress for the Poorest Groups

OPHI Briefings

OPHI Briefing 15 

Multidimensional poverty in India decreased between 1999 and 2006 faster than income poverty. Using the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) datasets, this briefing describes the extent of poverty reduction, and examines where and how it has taken place. 

Citation: Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2013). 'Multidimensional poverty reduction in India: Slower progress for the poorest groups', OPHI Briefing 15, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

See also OPHI Working Paper 60, 2013, and World Development, 2015, Vol. 72, pp. 93–108.

poverty measurement, poverty reduction, India, Multidimensional Poverty Index, global MPI
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Sabina Alkire and Suman Seth
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