Many poverty, safety net, training, and other social programs utilize multiple screening criteria
to determine eligibility. We apply recent advances in multidimensional measurement analysis
to develop a straightforward method for summarizing changes in groups of eligibility
This study addresses basic questions concerning the scope and structure of organizations working
in development and poverty activities. Under what conditions is work on many or few poverty
problems by a single organization warranted? Moreover, for a given organizational scope, how
many issues and...