Poverty measurement and analysis using non-monetary approach : the case of Tanzania.

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dc.contributor.advisor May, Julian Douglas.
dc.creator Ruyobya, Irenius Joseph.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-27T12:22:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-27T12:22:55Z
dc.date.created 2006
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2318
dc.description Thesis (M.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2006. en_US
dc.description.abstract The thesis has considered an asset-based alternative to the conventional use of consumption or expenditure in defining well-being and poverty. The motivation for the study was to derive a measure of economic status by households in the absence of income or consumption data. This is particularly important for a country like Tanzania where consumption, expenditure and price data are either limited or unavailable. The thesis uses data from The Tanzania 2002 Population and Housing Census information on housing conditions and ownership of certain durable goods to construct an asset index. This index is a proxy for long-run household wealth. When tested for reliability the asset index was found to be robust, coherent and a good predictor for economic status among the "poor" and "non-poor". The study has revealed that with further research, poverty analysts in Tanzania may also use the household asset index as an explanatory or as a means of mapping welfare in the country.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Poverty--Measurement. en_US
dc.subject Poverty--Tanzania. en_US
dc.subject Tanzania--Economic conditions. en_US
dc.subject Theses--Population studies. en_US
dc.title Poverty measurement and analysis using non-monetary approach : the case of Tanzania. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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