Multidimensional Poverty in Indian States

The MPI overcomes the purely economic approach (income) to analysing living conditions. When applied at the sub-state level, it enables the comparison of Indian states with other countries in the world, both in terms of proportion of the population affected and of the number of individuals involved. Thus, in terms of ratio, the lowest levels (in Delhi) are close to those of China, while the highest (Bihar) are comparable to those of Sierra Leone. As for numbers, the poor are more numerous in Uttar Pradesh than in Nigeria.

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