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Non‐income Poverty: What Can we Learn from Indicators of Material Deprivation?

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Based on a measure that aggregates data on the prevalence of different types of deprivation, non‐income poverty is higher in countries with lower per capita income and higher relative income poverty headcounts. The experience of deprivation declines monotonically with people's income and age. In a given year, a large share of the income poor are not materially deprived while, conversely, a large share of the population experience either low income or deprivation.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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