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Okun`s and Barro`s Misery Index as an alternative poverty assessment tool. Recent estimations for European countries

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  • Ewa, Lechman

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The paper discusses an alternative measure for poverty assessment - the Misery Index. An author develops an extended version of the index. The calculations are run for European countries, based on Eurostat datas.

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  • Ewa, Lechman, 2009. "Okun`s and Barro`s Misery Index as an alternative poverty assessment tool. Recent estimations for European countries," MPRA Paper 37493, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37493
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    1. Robert J. MacCulloch & Rafael Di Tella & Andrew J. Oswald, 2001. "Preferences over Inflation and Unemployment: Evidence from Surveys of Happiness," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(1), pages 335-341, March.
    2. Heinz Welsch, 2007. "Macroeconomics and life satisfaction: Revisiting the "misery index"," Journal of Applied Economics, Universidad del CEMA, vol. 10, pages 237-251, November.
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    Keywords

    Poverty; poverty measures; Misery Index;

    JEL classification:

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

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