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Conditions for the Most Robust Poverty Comparisons Using the Alkire-Foster Family of Measures

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  • Gaston Yalonetzky

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In the burgeoning literature on multidimensional poverty indices, the Alkire-Foster (AF) measures stand out for their resilience in identifying the multidimensionally poor with cut-off criteria covering the spectrum from the union approach to the intersection approach. The intuitiveness and easy applicability of the measures’ identification and aggregation methods are reflected in the increasing use of the AF measures in poverty measurement, as well as in other fields. This paper extends the dominance results derived by Lasso de la Vega (2009) and Alkire and Foster (2010) for the adjusted headcount ratio and develops a new condition whose fulfillment ensures the robustness of comparisons using the adjusted headcount ratio for any choice of multidimensional cut-off and for any weights and poverty lines. The paper then derives a first-order dominance condition for the whole Alkire-Foster family (that is, for continuous variables).

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Cited by:
  1. Sabina Alkire, 2011. "Multidimensional Poverty and its Discontents," OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford ophiwp046, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  2. Béassoum, Christian N., 2011. "Pauvreté régionale au Tchad en 2003: une situation de référence revisitée
    [Chad regional poverty profile in 2003: revisiting a baseline]
    ," MPRA Paper 34505, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Sabina Alkire & James Foster, 2011. "Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 289-314, June.

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