Regional and sectoral distributions of poverty in Lebanon, 2004

Bérenger, Valérie, Bresson, Florent, Makdissi, Paul and Yazbeck, Myra (2013). Regional and sectoral distributions of poverty in Lebanon, 2004. In Valerie Berenger, Florent Bresson and Jacques Silber (Ed.), Poverty and Social Exclusion Around the Mediterranean Sea (pp. 109-141) New York, NY, United States: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5263-8

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Author Bérenger, Valérie
Bresson, Florent
Makdissi, Paul
Yazbeck, Myra
Title of chapter Regional and sectoral distributions of poverty in Lebanon, 2004
Title of book Poverty and Social Exclusion Around the Mediterranean Sea
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-5263-8
Open Access Status
Series Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
ISBN 9781461452621
Editor Valerie Berenger
Florent Bresson
Jacques Silber
Volume number 9
Chapter number 5
Start page 109
End page 141
Total pages 33
Total chapters 11
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In this chapter, we investigate the geographical and sectoral profiles of poverty in Lebanon using data from the country’s 2004 National Survey of Households Living Conditions (NSHLC). With this objective in mind, we have adopted both unidimensional monetary approaches and multidimensional approaches to poverty. In the case of multidimensional approaches we focus on four dimensions of poverty: expenditure, education, housing conditions, and access to basic services. The poverty measures are estimated according to standard monetary FGT indices and their extension, based on Alkire and Foster’s method, in the multidimensional case. The robustness of rankings (by mohafaza and by occupational sector) resulting from these measures is then tested using stochastic dominance procedures. Our findings suggest that caution should be exercised when the conclusions drawn from typical poverty profiles depend on the researchers’ arbitrary decisions. Also, they shed light on the limitations of conducting an analysis that is solely based on the monetary dimension of poverty, as it may not necessarily corroborate the results provided by multidimensional analysis.
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