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Table 2 Dimensions, indicators and weight in the computation of multidimensional poverty index

From: Multidimensional poverty and catastrophic health spending in the mountainous regions of Myanmar, Nepal and India

Dimension Indicators National MPI indicators, Deprived Weight India Nepal Myanmar
     Mean deprivation
Education V1: Child schooling Deprived if any school aged child (6–14) in the household is not attending school 0.17 0.04 0.04 0.24
V2: Educational level of head of household Deprived if the household head did not complete Class 5 or more 0.17 0.41 0.64 0.63
Living Standard V3: Consumption poor Deprived if the per capita income of the household is in the poorest quintile (bottom 20% of the distribution) 0.08 0.20 0.20 0.20
V4: Asset Ownership Deprived if the household does not own more than one radio, TV, mobile, telephone and does not own a motor cycle or car or truck 0.08 0.12 0.17 0.55
  V5:Housing Deprived if both floor and roof are of grass/thatch/bamboo/plastic/tarpaulin/mud 0.08 0.15 0.12 0.13
  V6:Food Sufficiency If the household does not have sufficient food for all 12 months 0.08 0.08 0.05 0.18
Energy, water and sanitation V7: Electricity Deprived if the household does not use electricity for lighting from Grid 0.11 0.49 0.19 0.83
V8: Improved Drinking Water Deprived if the household does not have access to improved drinking water or it takes 30 min or more to walk from home, round-trip for most of the year 0.11 0.37 0.50 0.24
V9: Improved Sanitation Deprived if the household uses open defecation or open pit 0.11 0.40 0.59 0.34