Using remotely sensed night-time light as a proxy for poverty in Africa
Population health is linked closely to poverty. To assess the effectiveness of health interventions it is critical to monitor the spatial and temporal changes in the health indicators of populations and outcomes across varying levels of poverty. Existing measures of poverty based on income, consumption or assets are difficult to compare across geographic settings and are expensive to construct. Remotely sensed data on artificial night time lights (NTL) have been shown to correlate with gross ...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Noor, A. M. et al. (2008). 'Using remotely sensed night-time light as a proxy for poverty in Africa', Population Health Metrics 6:5. [Available at http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/6/1/5]. © 2008 Noor et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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