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Intertemporal Material Deprivation

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  • Walter Bossert
  • Lidia Ceriani
  • Satya R. Chakravarty
  • Conchita D'Ambrosio

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Individual well-being is multidimensional and various aspects of the quality of life need to be jointly considered in its measurement. The axiomatic literature on the subject has proposed many indices of multidimensional poverty and deprivation and explored the properties that are at the basis of these measures. The purpose of this chapter is to add intertemporal considerations to the analysis of material deprivation. We employ the EU-SILC panel data set, which includes information on different aspects of well-being over time. EU countries are compared based on measures that take this additional intertemporal information into consideration.

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  • Walter Bossert & Lidia Ceriani & Satya R. Chakravarty & Conchita D'Ambrosio, 2012. "Intertemporal Material Deprivation," Cahiers de recherche 07-2012, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
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    Keywords

    multidimensional material deprivation; intertemporal social index numbers; persistent deprivation;
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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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