Using an asset index to assess trends in poverty in seven Sub-Saharan African countries 1

@inproceedings{Booysen2005UsingAA,
  title={Using an asset index to assess trends in poverty in seven Sub-Saharan African countries 1},
  author={Frikkie le R Booysen and Servaas van der Berg and Ronelle Burger and Michael J von Maltitz and G Rand},
  year={2005}
}
This paper aims to analyse trends in poverty in seven African countries using an asset index constructed from data from comparable, nationally representative surveys using multiple correspondence analysis. Improvements in the asset index are largely driven by progress in the accumulation of private assets, while access to public services has deteriorated. Continued efforts at the expansion of access to public services, particularly in rural areas, are thus required. Overall poverty has declined… CONTINUE READING

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