Theoretical Basis,Measurement Methods and Practice Progress of Multidimensional Poverty
DING Jian-jun;Business School,Jishou University;
Sen's feasible capacity theory,which defines poverty concept from philosophy perspective,transcends single subject like economics,sociology and politics and so on,and builds the basis of multidimensional poverty theory. Multidimensional poverty theory is the development and transcendence of development poverty theory, meanwhile,axiomatic condition refinement lays the scientific basis for multidimensional poverty measurement. The basic principle for multidimensional poverty measurement method development is to satisfy axiomatic condition and easily operate,currently,Watts method and A-F method,with good features,are widely applied. The development of multidimensional poverty measurement practice in each country is not balanced,the countries at advancing front of multidimensional poverty research are good at multidimensional poverty measurement practice,on the contrary, India and China and so on,with big poor population,lag behind. The world should further deepen the research on multidimensional poverty theory,continue to develop and perfect multidimensional poverty measurement method, and actively conduct the research on development model and poverty-alleviation policies targeted by multidimensional poverty-alleviation.