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An Introduction to ‘Benefit of the Doubt’ Composite Indicators

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  • Laurens Cherchye
  • Willem Moesen
  • Nicky Rogge

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  • Tom Puyenbroeck

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  • Laurens Cherchye & Willem Moesen & Nicky Rogge & Tom Puyenbroeck, 2007. "An Introduction to ‘Benefit of the Doubt’ Composite Indicators," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 82(1), pages 111-145, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:82:y:2007:i:1:p:111-145
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-006-9029-7
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