A MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX WITH ALKIRE-FOSTER METHODOLOGY FOR NUTS-1 REGIONS IN TURKEY


UĞUR M. S.

15th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development - Human Resources Development, Varazhdin, Hırvatistan, 9 - 10 Haziran 2016, ss.272-281 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Varazhdin
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Hırvatistan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.272-281

Özet

This study investigates the poverty status of the households in a multidimensional perspective by selecting relevant capabilities. A multidimensional index will be constituted by using the methodology of Alkire and Foster (2009) with the inclusion of three main dimensions that are education and health, economic condition and assets, and dwelling and living conditions. Alkire and Foster's methodology is considerably important in literature of poverty measurement that it focuses the actual deprivations of the households. The research primarily concentrates to Turkish households and it then will interest with the NUTS-1 regions of Turkey to understand the regional difference between households. Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) has provided cross-sectional data of income and living conditions of the households since 2006 and the study will use this data set for 2010 to constitute multidimensional poverty index. Initial analyses have found that multidimensional approach to poverty measurement is far more comprehensive than the traditional methods and there are significant differences between regions of Turkey in a multidimensional perspective.