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Multidimensional Poverty and Material Deprivation

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

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We examine the measurement of multidimensional poverty and material deprivation following the counting approach. In contrast to earlier contributions, dimensions of well-being are not forced to be equally important but different weights can be assigned to different dimensions. We characterize a class of individual measures reflecting this feature. In addition, we axiomatize an aggregation procedure to obtain a class of indices for entire societies allowing for different degrees of inequality aversion in poverty. We apply the proposed measures to European Union member states where the concept of material deprivation was initiated.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 2009-11.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:2009-11

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Keywords: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement; Material Deprivation; Equity;

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  1. Gaël GIRAUD & Cécile RENOUARD & Hélène L'HUILLIER & Raphaële DE LA MARTINIERE & Camille SUTTER, 2013. "Relational Capability: A Multidimensional Approach," Working Papers I15, FERDI.
  2. Carlos Farinha Rodrigues & Isabel Andrade, 2010. "Monetary Poverty, Material Deprivation and Consistent Poverty in Portugal," Working Papers Department of Economics 2010/25, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  3. Joachim Merz & Tim Rathjen, 2011. "Intensity of time and income interdependent multidimensional poverty: Well-being and minimum 2DGAP – German evidence," Working Papers 228, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  4. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2011. "Understandings and Misunderstandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp043, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  5. Geranda Notten & Keetie Roelen, 2010. "Cross-national comparison of monetary and multidimensional child poverty in the European Union: puzzling with the few pieces that the EUSILC provides," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 13510, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  6. Armando Barrientos & Casilda Lasso de la Vega, 2011. "Assessing wellbeing and deprivation in later life: A multidimensional counting approach," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 15111, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  7. Andrew E. Clark & Claudia Senik, 2011. "Is happiness different from flourishing? Cross-country evidence from the ESS," PSE Working Papers halshs-00561867, HAL.
  8. Koen Decancq & Luc Van Ootegem & Elsy Verhofstadt, 2011. "What if we voted on the weights of a multidimensional well-being index? An illustration with Flemish data," Working Papers 1110, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp.
  9. Guio, Anne-Catherine & Fusco, Alessio & Marlier, Eric, 2009. "A European Union Approach to Material Deprivation using EU-SILC and Eurobarometer data," IRISS Working Paper Series 2009-19, IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD.
  10. Gaël GIRAUD & Cécile RENOUARD & Hélène L'HUILLIER & Raphaële DE LA MARTINIERE & Camille SUTTER, 2013. "Relational Capability: A Multidimensional Approach," Working Papers I15, FERDI.
  11. Andrew E. Clark & Claudia Senik, 2011. "Is happiness different from flourishing? Cross-country evidence from the ESS," Working Papers halshs-00561867, HAL.

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