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A Comparison of the Well-Being of Agricultural and Non Agricultural Households Using a Multicriterial Approach

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  • Fabio Boncinelli

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  • Leonardo Casini

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The territorial approach of rural development requires taking into account economic, social and environmental features. Therefore, among the goals of the rural development policy the well-being of the target population cannot be disregarded. However, well-being is a multidimensional phenomenon and its measure could be complicated since many indicators (with different scale, units of measure, burden, trends) have to be estimated and analyzed. With a composite indicator which summarizes a bulk of information this concern can be overcome. A multicriteria approach of aggregation is proposed because cardinal aggregation involving in undesirable compensatory property. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

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Volume (Year): 119 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 183-195

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Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:119:y:2014:i:1:p:183-195
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0488-3
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