Exploring Multidimensional Poverty in China

OPHI Briefings

OPHI Briefing 34 Multidimensional Poverty in China affects nearly 5.5 per cent of the population, with variation across regions and by social groups. Multidimensionally poor people are not necessarily income poor and vice versa. This briefing paper presents and analyses the Global MPI estimations for China using 2012 data. It aims to explore in a preliminary way how the Global MPI may vary across different groups and regions. 

Citation: Alkire, S. and Shen, Y. (2015). 'Exploring Multidimensional Poverty in China', OPHI Briefing 34, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

China, multidimensional poverty, poverty measurement, Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI
East Asia and the Pacific
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Sabina Alkire and Yangyang Shen
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OPHI Briefings
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B 34