The BPL census and a possible alternative

Type Journal Article - Economic and Political Weekly
Title The BPL census and a possible alternative
Volume 45
Issue 9
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 54-63
This paper explores the possibility of a simple method for the identification of households eligible for social assistance. In exploring alternative approaches for identifying a “social assistance base”, of which the bpl list can be seen as a particular case, this note explores possible uses of simple exclusion and inclusion criteria. It first considers the possibility of a quasi-universal approach, whereby all households are eligible unless they meet pre-specified exclusion criteria. It then looks at various inclusion criteria for drawing up a sab list. Finally, it explores four simple ways of combining exclusion and inclusion criteria to construct a sab list.

Related studies