SANTOS Maria Emma
The Importance of Reliability in the Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America
SANTOS, MARIA EMMA; VILLATORO, PABLO
Journal of Development Studies
Taylor & Francis Online
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2019
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.