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Type Working Paper
Title Multidimensional poverty in Ethiopia: changes in overlapping deprivations
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/22839/Multidimension0lapping0deprivations​.pdf?sequence=1
This paper presents trends in monetary and nonmonetary
dimensions of wellbeing in Ethiopia using data from the
Household Consumption and Expenditure and Welfare
Monitoring surveys implemented in 2000, 2005, and 2011.
The paper provides evidence on changes in overlapping deprivations
using a non-index approach to multidimensional
poverty. It assesses the performance of various dimensions in
education, health, and living standards, taking one indicator
at a time. It then examines the overlap between different
dimensions of poverty and examines how this has changed
over time in Ethiopia and across rural and urban areas. It
highlights that although Ethiopia’s multidimensional poverty
index is very high, there have been improvements in
overlapping deprivations and, as a result, the number of
individuals deprived in multiple dimensions has fallen.

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