Asset-based versus money metric poverty indices in South Africa: An assessment using the chronic poverty research centre RSA 2002 survey

SALDRU Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Crosoer, David
dc.contributor.author Leibbrandt, Murray
dc.contributor.author Woolard, Ingrid
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-10T19:38:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-10T19:38:19Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/657
dc.description.abstract Using data from a detailed chronic poverty survey of three South African communities, this paper compares the correlations between traditional (i.e. income and expenditure) and wealth-based measures of poverty in ranking households as poor as well as their ability to explain additional qualitative measures of persistent poverty such as household hunger. We find significant locational differences in terms of the composition of household wealth measures and this complicates the derivation of appropriate wealth indices. Traditional money-metric measures of poverty that abstract from location appear to explain short-term measures of deprivation like household hunger relatively well, and consistently capture the bottom and top deciles of the distribution. On their own, wealth-based measures appear less suited to explaining household hunger, suggesting that liquid based measures for short-term indicators are more appropriate. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CSSR and SALDRU en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSSR/SALDRU Working Paper;109
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Assets en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Chronic poverty
dc.subject Money-metric poverty
dc.title Asset-based versus money metric poverty indices in South Africa: An assessment using the chronic poverty research centre RSA 2002 survey en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search OpenSALDRU


Browse

My Account

Statistics