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Type Journal Article - The Philippine Statistician
Title Visualizing regional and provincial poverty structures via the self-organizing map
Volume 52
Issue 1-4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
Page numbers 39-57
URL http://service.nso.go.th/nso/data/download/TootsSelfOrganizingMap.pdf
In order to bring about a world free of poverty, researchers and policy-makers would like to have a geographically-disaggregated poverty indicator system available to them. Such a system would enable a better understanding of the spatial distribution of poverty, and consequently result in a more efficient targeting of the poor. Typically, setting up such a system entails the collection of a heterogeneous geographically referenced poverty data since poverty is a complex social phenomenon, as well as the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for integrating the poverty data. Here, we discuss the use of the Self-Organizing Map (SOM) for analyzing various comparable sub-national poverty and welfare indicators across several time periods.

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