Does It Matter How We Assess Standard of Living ? Evidence from Indian Slums Comparing Monetary and Multidimensional Approaches
Bag, Sugata; Seth, Suman (2017), Does It Matter How We Assess Standard of Living ? Evidence from Indian Slums Comparing Monetary and Multidimensional Approaches, Social Indicators Research, (2017), p. 1-40. 10.1007/s11205-017-1786-y
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Abstract (EN)As part of Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations have set targets of upgrading slums and reducing poverty in all its dimensions by 2030. Policies towards improving the living conditions of slum-dwellers require proper assessment of their standard of living as well as understanding the associated characteristics. In this paper, using slum-level primary household survey data from three largest Indian cities, we, first, assess the standard of living of slum dwellers using both monetary and non-monetary approaches and then explore how various household and spatial characteristics are consistently or differently associated with both forms of assessments. We use standard monetary indicators, but to assess non-monetary standard of living, use a counting approach framework and justify the selection of specific indicators in the context of slums. Our analysis yields some interesting observations as some characteristics are differently associated with monetary and non-monetary living standards, which should affect policy designs in slums.
Subjects / KeywordsMultidimensional counting approach; Slums in Indian metro cities; Monetary well-being; Regression analysis; Standard of living in slums
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Understanding Standard of Living and Correlates in Slums: An Analysis using Monetary Versus Multidimensional Approaches in Three Indian Cities Bag, Sugata; Seth, Suman (2016) Document de travail / Working paper