Okun`s and Barro`s Misery Index as an alternative poverty assessment tool. Recent estimations for European countries
AbstractThe paper discusses an alternative measure for poverty assessment - the Misery Index. An author develops an extended version of the index. The calculations are run for European countries, based on Eurostat datas.
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Date of creation: 2009
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Poverty; poverty measures; Misery Index;
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- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
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