Estimating utility-consistent poverty lines
Abstract"With the focus of international development resources increasingly turned toward poverty reduction, the demand for reliable empirical estimates of poverty levels has grown dramatically... This paper contributes to the poverty measurement literature by introducing an information theoretic approach to assuring the utility consistency of poverty lines. Even though the philosophical roots of information theory and the links between information theory and other estimation criteria fill volumes, the actual practical application of the approach is quite straightforward." From Text
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Poverty lines ; Poverty alleviation ; Development projects Evaluation ; measurement ; Entropy estimation ;
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