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Journal Special Issues

The following journal special issues have been guest-edited by OPHI researchers.

A Multidimensional Approach: Poverty Measurement & Beyond

Social Indicators Research vol. 112, no. 2, 2013

Guest editors: Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos

The articles in this special issue apply the Alkire Foster (AF) method for measuring multidimensional poverty to a range of different context. The introduction provides an overview of the AF method.

Several OPHI working papers are published as articles in the special issue:

Robustness in Multidimensional Well-being Analysis

Econometric Reviews, vol. 32, no. 1, 2012

Guest Editor Gaston Yalonetzky

This special issue includes articles that are developed versions of several OPHI working papers:

Other articles include:

The Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data

Oxford Development Studies vol. 35, no. 4, December 2007

Guest Editor Emma Samman

This special issue is based on the proceedings of OPHI’s launch in May 2007. It presents revised versions of papers focusing on aspects of missing poverty data, including proposed indicators and questions to measure each missing dimension. It also includes the comments of discussants Grace Bediako, François Bourguignon and Stephan Klasen.

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