Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Assessing Chronic Poverty: The Case of Rwanda

Howe, Gerard and Mckay, Andrew (2007) Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Assessing Chronic Poverty: The Case of Rwanda. World Development, 35 (2). pp. 197-211. ISSN 0305-750X

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Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of chronic poverty in Rwanda, an issue which has not been addressed specifically in the policy debate, despite the fact that it is likely to be widespread. In part this has reflected lack of available evidence, in that the conventional sources used to analyze chronic poverty are not available. We argue in this paper that by judicious combination of existing qualitative (a high quality nationwide participatory poverty assessment) and quantitative sources (a household survey) it is possible to identify and characterize a clearly distinct group of chronically poor households, whose characteristics are different from the poor as a whole.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: SubSaharan Africa; Rwanda; mixed methods; chronic poverty; participatory poverty assessment; household surveys
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1498
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