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The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (published in Economic Letters, vol.22 (1997), pp.571-588)

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  • Yoram Amiel
  • Frank A Cowell

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We re-examine some of the standard axioms used in the literature on Poverty Measurement. Using a sample of 486 students from Australia, Israel and the USA we investigate the extent to which perceptions of poverty correspond to the axioms.

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Paper provided by Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE in its series STICERD - Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers with number 05.

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Date of creation: Jul 1994
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Handle: RePEc:cep:stidar:05

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Keywords: Poverty; poverty axioms; inequality; transfer principle; monotonocity;

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