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Material wealth in 3D: Mapping multiple paths to prosperity in low- and middle-income countries

Abstract Material wealth is a key factor shaping human development and well-being. Every year, hundreds of studies in social science and policy fields assess material wealth in low- and middle-income countries assuming that there is a single dimension by which households can move from poverty to prosperity. However, a one-dimensional model may miss important kinds of prosperity, particularly in countries where traditional subsistence-based livelihoods coexist with modern cash economies. Using multiple correspondence analysis to analyze representative household data from six countries—Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Guatemala—across three world regions, we identify a number of independent dimension of wealth, each with a clear link t... (more)
Created Date 2017-09-08
Contributor Hruschka, Daniel (ASU author) / Hadley, Craig (Author) / Hackman, Joseph (ASU author) / Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Type Text
Extent 18 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184616 / ISSN: 1045-3830 / ISSN: 1939-1560
Citation Hruschka, D. J., Hadley, C., & Hackman, J. (2017). Material wealth in 3D: Mapping multiple paths to prosperity in low- and middle- income countries. Plos One, 12(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184616
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