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An approximation to the standard of living index: the colombian case

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  • Luis Fernando Gamboa

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  • Darwin Cortes

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  • Jorge Ivan Gonzalez

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This document seeks to show the main properties of a standard of living index using the theoretical approach of Amartya Sen. We establish the link among concepts such as: welfare, well-being, agency achievement and standard of living. Optimal scaling methodology was fundamental in order to test the properties on the Colombian case. These properties are Monotonicity, No independence of irrelevant alternatives, Concavity, Informativity and Substituibility. Resumen. El documento busca mostrar las principales propiedades de un indicador de estándar de vida dentro del enfoque teórico de Amartya Sen. Establecemos un puente entre conceptos tales como: bienestar económico, bienestar, logro de agencia y estándar de vida. La metodología del Optimal scaling fue usada para probar las propiedades de Monotonicidad, No independencia de alternativas irrelevantes, Concavidad, informatividad y sustituibilidad. ********************************************************************** El documento busca mostrar las principales propiedades de un indicador de estándar de vida dentro del enfoque teórico de Amartya Sen. Establecemos un puente entre conceptos tales como: bienestar económico, bienestar, logro de agencia y estándar de vida. La metodología del Optimal scaling fue usada para probar las propiedades de Monotonicidad, No independencia de alternativas irrelevantes, Concavidad, informatividad y sustituibilidad.

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  • Luis Fernando Gamboa & Darwin Cortes & Jorge Ivan Gonzalez, 2001. "An approximation to the standard of living index: the colombian case," BORRADORES DE INVESTIGACIÓN 001972, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
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