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A new fuzzy unidimensional poverty index from an information theory perspective

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  • Besma Belhadj

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 687-704

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    Keywords: Poverty; Poverty line; Fuzzy sets; Membership function; Information function; P46; I32; D81; C00;

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    1. Belhadj, Besma, 2012. "New weighting scheme for the dimensions in multidimensional poverty indices," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 304-307.

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