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Variable Populations and the Measurement of Poverty and Inequality: A Selective Overview

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  • Subramanian, S.
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    The present paper is a selective overview, very considerably based on work in which the author himself has been involved, of the difficulties which can arise in the measurement of poverty and inequality when one compares populations of differing size. The

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/53.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2012-53

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    Keywords: poverty; inequality; total principle; average principle; fixed population axioms; variable population axioms; impossibility theorems;

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    1. Broome, John, 1996. "The Welfare Economics of Population," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 48(2), pages 177-93, April.
    2. Sanjay G. Reddy & Camelia Minoiu, 2007. "Has World Poverty Really Fallen?," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 53(3), pages 484-502, 09.
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