Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty in Kerala: A Review of Recent Evidence

Thomas, Bejoy K (2014) Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty in Kerala: A Review of Recent Evidence. In: Kerala Economy and its Emerging Issues. Sahithya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society Ltd.,, Kottayam, Kerala State, India, pp. 238-251. ISBN 978-93-84571-11-5

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Although income based poverty estimates and assessment still guide much of the national policies in India, there is wider recognition of non-income dimensions of poverty than twenty years back. The last ten years especially has seen significant developments in the conceptualization and application of multidimensional poverty. The original capabilities idea became theoretically more robust and its measurement improved with the application of the multidimensional poverty index (MPI). Even before multidimensional conceptualizations of development and poverty made their way into the mainstream, this was discussed and debated in the special context of Kerala, which showed the paradox of low income-high human development. Further, Kerala had made its own contribution to the multidimensional analysis toolkit by developing a risk index through participatory methods to assess poverty.

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