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Comparing Multidimensional Poverty with Qualitative Indicators of Well-Being

  • Yélé Maweki Batana
  • Jean-Yves Duclos

This paper examines multidimensional stochastic dominance when one of the indicators of well-being, such as household size or place of residence, is qualitative. It also uses a test for strict dominance based on the empirical likelihood ratio. Empirical applications are based on the DHS (Demography and Health Surveys) for several countries in Western Africa. The results show the existence of multidimensional dominance relationships between most of these countries.

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Paper provided by CIRPEE in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 1004.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:lvl:lacicr:1004
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  1. Russell Davidson, 2007. "Testing For Restricted Stochastic Dominances: Some Further Results," Departmental Working Papers 2007-15, McGill University, Department of Economics.
  2. Duclos, Jean-Yves & Makdissi, Paul, 1999. "Sequential Stochastic Dominance and the Robustness of Poverty Orderings," Cahiers de recherche 9905, Université Laval - Département d'économique.
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