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Factors Determining Differences in the Poverty Degree among Countries

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Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Granada, Campus de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Avenida Ramón y Cajal s/n, Universidad de Sevilla, 41018 Sevilla, Spain
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Resources 2019, 8(3), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8030122
Received: 26 April 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 4 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Worldwide Research on Resources in Social Science)
The persistency of poverty around the world is one of the most serious problems that humanity has to face, so in order to arise awareness, it is essential that the measurement of such problem is improved. These improvements also give the incentive to carry out motivating actions, design good policies, gauging progress, and enable holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, we provide an examination of how poverty is currently measured, bringing together evidence on the nature and extent of poverty in 91 countries around the world. This article presents research using the Rasch model, an inductive method which uses a synthetic-analytical process. This method enables us to provide a comparison of poverty among countries and identifies the main factors that contribute to it. View Full-Text
Keywords: poverty; Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), Rasch model; welfare measures; development indicators; health; education poverty; Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), Rasch model; welfare measures; development indicators; health; education
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Cuenca García, E.; Navarro Pabsdorf, M.; Moran Alvarez, J.C. Factors Determining Differences in the Poverty Degree among Countries. Resources 2019, 8, 122.

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