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The Bourguignon and Chakravarty multidimensional poverty family: A characterization

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  • Mª Casilda Lasso de la Vega

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    (University of the Basque Country)

  • Ana Urrutia

    (University of the Basque Country)

  • Henar Diez

    (University of the Basque Country)

Abstract

The family of multidimensional poverty indices introduced by Bourguignon and Chakravarty (Journal of Economic Inequality, 2003) has attracted a great deal of interest in the field of poverty measurement. In this note we explore a number of properties fulfilled by the members of this family, related to both the way to aggregate, for each individual, the deprivations in the various attributes, and the procedure for combining the individuals’ overall deprivations. Then we show that the properties we highlight characterize the functional form of the family.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 109.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2009-109

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Keywords: multidimensional poverty indices; Bourguignon and Chakravarty family; deprivation.;

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  1. Tonmoy Islam, T.M., 2014. "An exercise to evaluate an anti-poverty program with multiple outcomes using program evaluation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 122(2), pages 365-369.

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