Year of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Public Policy and Administration
Dr. Edward T. Jennings
A multidimensional poverty index for the United States is designed, evaluated, and defended as a useful measurement tool for policymakers to evaluate poverty. Chapter 1 presents a normative case for the index. Chapter 2 reviews the literature on poverty measures. Chapter 3 constructs the proposed index. Chapter 4 is a statistical examination of the internal structure of the index. Chapter 5 explores the index across states, over time, and among population subgroups, as well as presenting policy applications.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Kratzer, Nate, "A MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX FOR THE UNITED STATES" (2018). Theses and Dissertations--Public Policy and Administration. 24.