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dc.date.available2021-01-25T23:45:39Z
dc.date.created2019-04-25T17:43:20Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationAlmås, Ingvild Kjelsrud, Anders Grøn Somanathan, Rohini . A Behavior-Based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2019, 121(1), 182-224
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/76646
dc.description.abstractEstimates of poverty in India are crucial inputs for the understanding of world poverty, yet there is much disagreement about the numbers and the legitimacy of methods used to derive them. In this paper, we propose and justify an alternative approach to identify the poor, which uses the proportion of income spent on food. Our estimates have weaker data requirements than official methods, and they compare favorably with several validation tests. Most notably, households around our state poverty lines obtain their calories from similar sources, whereas this is not true of official poverty lines. We also find that rates of self‐reported hunger are higher in states that we classify as poor.
dc.languageEN
dc.titleA Behavior-Based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorAlmås, Ingvild
dc.creator.authorKjelsrud, Anders Grøn
dc.creator.authorSomanathan, Rohini
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cristin.unitnameØkonomisk institutt
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cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode2
dc.identifier.cristin1693979
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dc.identifier.jtitleThe Scandinavian Journal of Economics
dc.identifier.volume121
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.identifier.startpage182
dc.identifier.endpage224
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12282
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-79759
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0347-0520
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/76646/1/engel_anders_rohini_ingvild.pdf
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dc.relation.projectNFR/179552


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