Combining quantitative and qualitative methods in assessing chronic poverty: the case of Rwanda
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 14:17 authored by Gerard Howe, Andy MckayAndy Mckay
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.
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