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A Family of Multidimensional Poverty Measures

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  • Bourguignon, F.
  • Chakravarty, S.R.

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Relatively little research has been conducted until now on the multidimensional aspect of poverty measurement, that is poverty mesaures defined on various income and non-income attributes and their gaps with respect to pre-specified subsitence levels. The present paper investigates the properties of a family of poverty measures introduced by Foster, Greer and Thorbecke (1984) by aggregating the relative shortfalls of the various attributes from their respective subsistence quantities into a constant elasticity of substitution function.

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  • Bourguignon, F. & Chakravarty, S.R., 1998. "A Family of Multidimensional Poverty Measures," DELTA Working Papers 98-03, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  • Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:98-03
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    1. Paolo Giordani & Giovanni Giorgi, 2010. "A fuzzy logic approach to poverty analysis based on the Gini and Bonferroni inequality indices," Statistical Methods & Applications, Springer;Società Italiana di Statistica, vol. 19(4), pages 587-607, November.

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    Keywords

    POVERTY ; MEASUREMENT;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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