mpitb: A toolbox for multidimensional poverty indices

OPHI Research in Progress

This paper presents mpitb a toolbox for multidimensional poverty indices (MPI). The Stata package mpitb comprises several subcommands to facilitate specification, estimation, and analyses of MPIs and supports the popular Alkire-Foster framework to multidimensional poverty measurement. mpitb offers several benefits to researchers, analysts and practitioners working on MPIs, including substantial time savings (e.g., due to lower data management and programming requirements) while allowing for a more comprehensive analysis at the same time. Moreover, the toolbox encourages to report standard errors or confidence intervals.

Citation: Suppa, N. (2022). ‘mpitb: A toolbox for multidimensional poverty indices,’ OPHI Research in Progress 62a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

A further developed version of this paper is published in The Stata Journal, 2023, Vol. 23(3), pp. 625–657.

multidimensional poverty, MPI, Stata, mpitb, Alkire-Foster method


Nicolai Suppa

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OPHI Research in Progress
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I32, C88
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RP 62a