Youth Multidimensional Poverty and Its Dynamics: Evidence From Selected Countries In The Mena Region - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Youth Multidimensional Poverty and Its Dynamics: Evidence From Selected Countries In The Mena Region

Oznur Ozdamar and Eleftherios Giovanis


Date:
August, 2019

NO.
1339

Length:
34 pages

Publisher:
Economic Research Forum

Topic:
D3. Distribution
I3. Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

A broad consensus among the academic, and other national and international institutions is that poverty cannot be measured and simply defined by the lack of monetary resources, but it is a combination of a range of non-monetary factors. These factors may act as constraints on individuals’ abilities to reach their capabilities; affecting their well-being. Hence, the socio-economic development of a household and a country’s overall welfare, cannot be limited to either economic or social factors, but it must be determined by combining both of these aspects. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) illustrates the importance of taking multiple dimensions of poverty into account. The first aim of this paper is to measure the poverty of youth, aged 15-24, in selected countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region using the Alkire-Foster (AF) method. The second aim is to explore the determinants of the MPI in the youth population. The results of this study are mixed, as we find that the poverty is reduced in the case of Egypt and Tunisia, but it is increased in Jordan and Iraq. Policy implications are further discussed.

Authors

Oznur Ozdamar

Adnan Menderes University


Authors

Eleftherios Giovanis

University of Thessaly


Project

EVENTS

There are no Events PAST



Related Publications

Working Papers

Regional Employment Support Programmes And Multidimensional Poverty of Youth in Turkey

Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar

Poverty has been ongoing for many years and still continues to exist in almost all ... read more


Working Papers

The Evolution of Wage Formation and Inequality in Jordan in 2010-2016

Rami Galal and Mona Said

This paper investigates wage formation and inequality in Jordan over the period 2010 to 2016 ... read more


Working Papers

Household Asset Wealth and Female Labor Supply in MENA

Shireen Al Azzawi and Vladimir Hlasny

Female labor force participation rates in the Middle East and North Africa are low compared ... read more