Purpose of the Measure Purpose: Assessment of rural youth poverty in Cambodia Explanation: We will identify the drivers and distribution of rural youth poverty in Cambodia, to provide policy makers with a comprehensive measure of poverty to inform future policy design. Unit of Analysis Purpose: Households with children (age<18) Explanation: Population of interest Three types of HHs- 1.Only with child < 5 2.Children above and below 5 3.Only with child > 5
Dimensions & Indicators DimensionIndicatorDeprivation Cut-offsWeight Health (1/3) Nutrition: weight-for- height Case 1&2 : deprived if there is a child under weight-for-height Case 3: if the mother under weight-for- height 1/3 Drinking waterPiped/Protected/Bottled1/3 Healthcare facility visit and Family planning visit Yes1/3 Education (1/3) Years of schoolingCase 1: mother’s/ father’s schooling Case 2 & 3: age - 5 1/2 Currently attending/enrolled Case 1: not deprived Case 2 & 3: attending 1/2
DimensionIndicatorDeprivation Cut-offsWeight Living Environment (1/3) SanitationAny type of facility1/5 Housing (Floor, Electricity) Both1/5 Access to media (TV, phone) At least 11/5 Access to transport (bike, motorcar, car) At least 11/5 Sibling mortalityNo death1/5 Selection of k=2 in a context of equal weights to meassure the poverty people. And k=1 for extreme poverty people.
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