A Fuzzy Approach to Poverty Measurement
AbstractThis paper postulate two poverty indices based on a fuzzyfication of the poverty line approach and shows that they satisfy some of the usual axioms in the poverty line literature. It also shows that the headcount ratio is a particular case of a poverty measure based on fuzzy sets. Finally this paper postulates that fuzzy version of poverty measures will not satisfy the transfer axiom.
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Date of creation: 06 Jul 2005
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Poverty Measurement; Fuzzy Sets;
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- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-07-11 (All new papers)
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