A Family of Multidimensional Poverty Measures
AbstractRelatively little research has been conducted until now on the multidimensional aspect of poverty measurement, that is poverty mesaures defined on various income and non-income attributes and their gaps with respect to pre-specified subsitence levels. The present paper investigates the properties of a family of poverty measures introduced by Foster, Greer and Thorbecke (1984) by aggregating the relative shortfalls of the various attributes from their respective subsistence quantities into a constant elasticity of substitution function.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure) in its series DELTA Working Papers with number 98-03.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Publication status: Published in D. Slottje (ed.), Advances in econometrics, Income Distribution and Scientific Methodology, Physica-Verlag, 1999, pp. 331-344
POVERTY ; MEASUREMENT;
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