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Table 1 Measurement indices of multidimensional poverty

From: Multidimensional poverty measure and analysis: a case study from Hechi City, China

Dimension Indicator Deprivation cutoff Weight
Housing (1/4) House safety Given brick and concrete structure is not dangerous, the assignment is 0, otherwise 1 1/4
Health (1/4) Members’ health In one household, if there is at least one member under a serious illness, the assignment is 1, otherwise 0 1/4
Education (1/4) Adults’ illiteracy In one household, if there is at least one illiterate adult, the assignment is 1, otherwise 0 1/8
School-age children’ enrollment In one household, if there is a 6–16 aged child out of school, the assignment is 1, otherwise 0 1/8
Living conditions (1/4) Drinking water’ safety Given the water from shallow well, deep well, or tap water is safe, assignment 0, otherwise 1 1/24
Drinking water’ availability If one household can’t get sufficient drinking water in a convenient way, the assignment is 1, otherwise 0 1/24
Sanitary facilities If one household have a water toilet, the assignment is 0, otherwise 1 1/24
Electricity access If one household can use electricity, the assignment is 0, otherwise 1 1/24
Broadcasting access If one household can use the broadcasting, the assignment is 0, otherwise 1 1/24
Fuel type If one household can only use dirty energy fuel, e.g., firewood, straw, etc., the assignment is 1, otherwise 0 1/24