Measuring Poverty in Japan from a Multidimensional Perspective

Matsuyama, Jun (2016). 'Measuring Poverty in Japan from a Multidimensional Perspective' Paper presented at the annual conference of the HDCA, Tokyo 2016.

In this paper, following a methodology developed by Alkire and Foster (2011), we
define a multidimensional poverty index (MPI) consisted of three dimensions such as
consumption, wealth, and dwelling environment. By using household data from the
National Survey of Family Income and Expenditures, we compute MPI at national level. Using the decomposable property of the index, we also estimate MPI by four subgroups such as single parent, both parent, three generation, and no child households. We analyze intertemporal changes in multidimensional poverty in Japan.

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