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Poverty and Time

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  • BOSSERT, Walter
  • CHAKRAVARTY, Satya R.
  • D’AMBROSIO, Conchita

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We examine the measurement of individual poverty in an intertemporal context. In contrast to earlier contributions, we assign importance to the persistence in a state of poverty and we characterize a class of individual intertemporal poverty measures reflecting this feature. In addition, we axiomatize an aggregation procedure to obtain intertemporal poverty measures for entire societies and we illustrate our new indices with an application to EU countries.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 2008-05.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:2008-05

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  1. It is difficult to measure poverty
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2010-09-08 14:42:00
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  2. Olga Cantó & Carlos Gradín & Coral del Río, 2010. "Pobreza crónica, transitoria y recurrente en España," Working Papers 1003, Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada.
  3. Aaron Nicholas & Ranjan Ray & Kompal Sinha, 2013. "A Dynamic Multidimensional Measure of Poverty," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 25-13, Monash University, Department of Economics.
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  5. Indranil Dutta & Laurence Roope & Horst Zank, 2013. "On intertemporal poverty measures: the role of affluence and want," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 41(4), pages 741-762, October.
  6. Walter Bossert & Lidia Ceriani & Satya R. Chakravarty & Conchita D'Ambrosio, 2012. "Intertemporal Material Deprivation," Cahiers de recherche 07-2012, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  7. Aaron Nicholas & Ranjan Ray, 2011. "Duration and Persistence in Multidimensional Deprivation: Methodology and Australian Application," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 10-11, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  8. Jäntti, Markus & Jenkins, Stephen P., 2013. "Income Mobility," IZA Discussion Papers 7730, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  9. Maria Emma Santos, 2012. "Measuring Chronic Poverty," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp052, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  10. Chiara Gigliarano, 2013. "Measuring Labour Market Inter-Temporal Mobility In Italy: Theory And Evidence," RIEDS - Rivista Italiana di Economia, Demografia e Statistica - Italian Review of Economics, Demography and Statistics, SIEDS Societa' Italiana di Economia Demografia e Statistica, vol. 0(2), pages 139-153, April-Jun.

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