INVESTIGADORES
SANTOS Maria Emma
artículos
Título:
The Importance of Reliability in the Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America
Autor/es:
SANTOS, MARIA EMMA; VILLATORO, PABLO
Revista:
Journal of Development Studies
Editorial:
Taylor & Francis Online
Referencias:
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2019
ISSN:
0022-0388
Resumen:
We recently proposed a Multidimensional Poverty Index for the Latin America (MPI-LA) region implementing a broadly used methodology developed by Sabina Alkire and James Foster. The present note responds to Hector Najera and David Gordon?s paper, in which they claim that the MPI-AL is an ?unreliable measure of poverty? because it does not pass some statistical tests that they consider applicable to multidimensional poverty measurement. In this note we address each of their critiques in turn and explain why Najera & Gordon?s claim is not correct.
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