New perspectives on a more-or-less familiar poverty index, with extensions
AbstractA particular scale-invariant index of poverty is subjected to careful analysis. This leads to a new perspective, not seen before, on the family of subgroup-consistent and scale-invariant poverty indices. Parametric families of new poverty indices are presented which offer the analyst a degree of flexibility in the choice of transfer sensitivity and distribution sensitivity which has not been available before now.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 116.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Poverty measurement; Distributional properties.;
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