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Proposal of a Semi Fuzzy Poverty Index


  • Majda Fikri

    () (Mathematical Laboratory of Modelling & Scientific Computing)

  • Mohammed Elkhomssi

    () (Laboratory MDA)

  • Sahar Saoud

    () (Mathematical Laboratory of Modelling & Scientific Computing)


Certainly poverty is a phenomenon easy to understand and to describe, but difficult to measure and to determine. In fact, to measure poverty, we are first in front of the problem of choice of the threshold which depends itself on the choice of adapted approach, then in the choice of the indicator which must be faithful, and reflects clearly the real state of the population in study, in aim to optimize the planning of socio-economic policies authorizing the reduction of the poverty intensity. This paper aims to avoid part of these weaknesses and difficulties. We present a new reading of the FGT (Foster, Greer and Thorbecke) index with a human dimension instead of the monetary, then we propose a combination between the fuzzy approach, and a classic measure of poverty, by defining a semi-fuzzy indicator which we generalize at the end of this paper.

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  • Majda Fikri & Mohammed Elkhomssi & Sahar Saoud, 2011. "Proposal of a Semi Fuzzy Poverty Index," EuroEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 28, pages 23-37, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:dug:journl:y:2011:i:28:p:23-37

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    1. Foster, James & Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1984. "A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 52(3), pages 761-766, May.
    2. Klasen, Stephan, 2000. "Measuring Poverty and Deprivation in South Africa," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 46(1), pages 33-58, March.
    3. Kakwani, Nanak, 1980. "On a Class of Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 48(2), pages 437-446, March.
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    1. Mohammed EL KHOMSSI & Ghizlane CHAIBI, 2014. "Tools for the selection of microeconomic from socioeconomic rentability," EuroEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 1(33), pages 19-30, May.
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