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Distribution Sensitive Multidimensional Development Indices

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  • Antonio Villar

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide & Ivie)

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This paper provides an elementary characterization of a family of multi-dimensional development indices that allows introducing distributive considerations. It consists of the generalized mean of the egalitarian equivalent values of the different dimensions. The key property that defines that family of indices is that of separability.

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 09.14.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:09.14

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Keywords: multidimensional well-being; distribution sensitive indices; separability; human development.;

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  1. Satya R. Chakravarty, 2003. "A Generalized Human Development Index," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(1), pages 99-114, February.
  2. Carmen Herrero & Ricardo Martínez & Antonio Villar, 2010. "Multidimensional Social Evaluation: An Application To The Measurement Of Human Development," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 56(3), pages 483-497, 09.
  3. Sagar, Ambuj D. & Najam, Adil, 1998. "The human development index: a critical review," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 249-264, June.
  4. James Foster & Luis Lopez-Calva & Miguel Szekely, 2005. "Measuring the Distribution of Human Development: methodology and an application to Mexico," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 5-25.
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