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Poverty Measures, Indices and Concepts

Apart from the measurement of income based poverty (which more precisely in the Indian context is consumption expenditure based poverty), there is increasing recognition and need for a multidimensional assessment of poverty. This approach lays emphasises on various non-monetary aspects linked to poverty and income deprivation. Education, health and household basic amenities (access to safe water and sanitation) and housing conditions are the key focus areas to capture the incidence of multidimensional poverty

Udaya S Mishra