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La medición del Bienestar Social: una revisión crítica /The Measurement of Social Welfare: A Critical Review



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El presente artículo intenta dar una visión general de la problemática que plantea la medición del Bienestar Social. Para ello, después de definir el concepto, se indican los diferentes enfoques que se han seguido para su medición y se exponen, a continuación, los distintos métodos de agregación cuando el método de medición elegido es el de los indicadores sociales. This paper endeavours to give a general review of the problems inherent in the measurement of Social Welfare. Thus, after defining the concept, the different ways to measure it are outlined, as well as the aggregation methods when the measurement method chosen is that of social indicators.

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  • Pena Trapero, Bernardo, 2009. "La medición del Bienestar Social: una revisión crítica /The Measurement of Social Welfare: A Critical Review," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 27, pages 299-324, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:27_2_1

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    1. Reyes-Hernández, Miguel Santiago & Cerón-Vargas, José Arturo & López-López, Miguel &, 2016. "México: un país que no se mueve. Un análisis de movilidad social a partir de un enfoque de clases./ Mexico: a country that does not move. An analysis of social mobility from of a class approach," Panorama Económico, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, vol. 12(23), pages 87-122, Segundo s.

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    Bienestar Social; Indicadores Sociales; Indicadores Sintéticos ; Social Welfare; Social Indicators; Synthetic Indicators.;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation


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