Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India between 1999 and 2006: Where and How?

Sabina Alkire, Suman Seth
2013 Social Science Research Network  
The paper provides regional multidimensional poverty estimates in India using the Alkire-Foster multidimensional approach. The study uses five dimensions: education, health, consumption expenditure, work and employment and household environment. The study observes a wide variation in multidimensional poverty levels across regions. According to my opinion, the main contribution of the paper is exploring multidimensional poverty at a more disaggregated level. The other major contribution could
more » ... e been the selection of indicators but I do not think they were not properly justified. The paper falls short of providing a sound analysis based on their findings. The paper still may receive a larger number of readerships if published in journals such as Economic and Political Weekly. Following are some comments that should increase the appeal and rigour of the paper.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2292941 fatcat:dmew55rb4rel3hflrtxgddnboq