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Índices y ordenamientos de pobreza: Una aplicación para México

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  • Nora Lustig

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This paper uses Atkinson's and Foster and Shorrocks's approach to generate poverty orderings for different population groups in Mexico. The poverty is measured using a range of poverty lines valued from zero to an arbitrary maximum. Poverty is estimated using three poverty measures: the head-count ratio, the normalized poverty gap, and the Foster et al. P3 index. For the comparison undertaken here the head-count ratio yields an unambiguous ordering.

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  • Nora Lustig, 1991. "Índices y ordenamientos de pobreza: Una aplicación para México," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 6(2), pages 271-285.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:6:y:1991:i:2:p:271-285
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    1. Anthony F. Shorrocks & James E. Foster, 1987. "Transfer Sensitive Inequality Measures," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 54(3), pages 485-497.
    2. Santiago Levy, 1991. "La pobreza extrema en México: una propuesta de política," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 6(1), pages 47-89.
    3. Atkinson, A B, 1987. "On the Measurement of Poverty," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 55(4), pages 749-764, July.
    4. Foster, James & Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1984. "A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 52(3), pages 761-766, May.
    5. Sen, Amartya K, 1976. "Poverty: An Ordinal Approach to Measurement," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 44(2), pages 219-231, March.
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