Human Development, Inequality, and Poverty: Empirical Findings

OPHI Working Papers

This paper is devoted to the discussion of empirical findings related to research on the measurement of human development, inequality, and poverty. It is divided into three main sections. In the first of these three sections, we discuss some practical concerns raised about the Human Development Index and how these concerns have been empirically addressed. In the second of these sections, we discuss various empirical studies and findings relating to the level of human development and the level of inequality in human development. Finally, we discuss the empirical research and findings relating to multidimensional poverty. 

Citation: Seth, S. and Villar, A. (2017). 'Human development, inequality, and poverty: Empirical findings', OPHI Working Paper 111, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Also published in D’Ambrosio, C. (ed)., 2018, Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-Being, ch. 4, ISBN: 978 1 78195 370 9.

poverty measurement, Human Development Index, Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index, Multidimensional Poverty Index

Human Development, Inequality, and Poverty: Empirical Findings

Suman Seth and Antonio Villar
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OPHI Working Papers
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O15, D63, I32
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WP 111