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Estimating multidimensional poverty in a developing country. The case of the “Observatoire de Guinée Maritime » Project (In French)

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  • Alexandre BERTIN (GREThA)
  • David LEYLE (ADES)

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The aim of this contribution is to present the several steps needed in order to evaluate multidimensional poverty. Based on the capability approach and more precisely on its informational basis, a list of achieved functionings, one offers a measure of multidimensional well-being and evaluates the incidence of the multidimensional poverty, based on data collected within the “Observatoires de la Guinée Maritime” Project..

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Paper provided by Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée in its series Cahiers du GREThA with number 2007-17.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Keywords: poverty; capabilities; functionings; fuzzy sets theory; Maritime Guinea; observatories;

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