Asset-based versus money metric poverty indices in South Africa: An assessment using the chronic poverty research centre RSA 2002 survey

 

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dc.creator Crosoer, David
dc.creator Leibbrandt, Murray
dc.creator Woolard, Ingrid
dc.date 2013-10-10T19:38:19Z
dc.date 2013-10-10T19:38:19Z
dc.date 2005-12
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T10:06:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T10:06:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-28
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/657
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/657
dc.description Using data from a detailed chronic poverty survey of three South African communities, this paper compares the correlations between traditional (i.e. income and expenditure) and wealth-based measures of poverty in ranking households as poor as well as their ability to explain additional qualitative measures of persistent poverty such as household hunger. We find significant locational differences in terms of the composition of household wealth measures and this complicates the derivation of appropriate wealth indices. Traditional money-metric measures of poverty that abstract from location appear to explain short-term measures of deprivation like household hunger relatively well, and consistently capture the bottom and top deciles of the distribution. On their own, wealth-based measures appear less suited to explaining household hunger, suggesting that liquid based measures for short-term indicators are more appropriate.
dc.language en
dc.publisher CSSR and SALDRU
dc.relation CSSR/SALDRU Working Paper;109
dc.subject Poverty
dc.subject Assets
dc.subject South Africa
dc.subject Chronic poverty
dc.subject Money-metric poverty
dc.title Asset-based versus money metric poverty indices in South Africa: An assessment using the chronic poverty research centre RSA 2002 survey
dc.type Working Paper
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Working Paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Poverty KW - Assets KW - South Africa KW - Chronic poverty KW - Money-metric poverty LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Asset-based versus money metric poverty indices in South Africa: An assessment using the chronic poverty research centre RSA 2002 survey TI - Asset-based versus money metric poverty indices in South Africa: An assessment using the chronic poverty research centre RSA 2002 survey UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/657 ER - en_ZA


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