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Multidimensional Decomposition Of Poverty: A Fuzzy Set Approach

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  • Stéphane Mussard

    () (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Perpignan)

  • Pi Alperin María Noel

    () (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

Abstract

This article extends the paper of Dagum C. and Costa M. (“Analysis and Measurement of Poverty. Univariate and Multivariate Approaches and their Policy Implications. A case of Study: Italy”, In Dagum C. and Ferrari G. (eds.), Household Behaviour, Equivalence Scales, Welfare and Poverty, Springer Verlag, Germany, 221-271, 2004). We further develop the study of multidimensional poverty using fuzzy sets by introducing a mixture of decomposition analysis. The model yields the most relevant dimensions of poverty (health, education, etc.) and the most relevant sub-groups (areas, gender, etc.) in order to identify the main forces that contribute to the overall amount of the state of poverty. The analysis of these results is useful for decision-makers that contemplate socio-economic policies in favour of poverty reduction. Finally, we apply this decomposition to study the level of poverty of Argentina in 1998.

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  • Stéphane Mussard & Pi Alperin María Noel, 2005. "Multidimensional Decomposition Of Poverty: A Fuzzy Set Approach," Cahiers de recherche 05-08, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
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    1. Pi Alperin, Maria Noel, 2008. "A comparison of multidimensional deprivation characteristics between natives and immigrants in Luxembourg," IRISS Working Paper Series 2008-14, IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD.
    2. Valérie Berenger & Cuauhtémoc Calderón Villarreal & Franck Celestini, 2009. "Modelling the Distribution of Multidimensional Poverty Scores: Evidence from Mexico," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 24(1), pages 3-34.
    3. Biloa Essimi, Jean Aristide & Chameni Nembua, Celestin, 2011. "L’Inégalité de Pauvreté Au Cameroun : Une Analyse Empirique à L’aide de la décomposition en sous-groupes de Dagum
      [Inequality of poverty in Cameroon: A Dagum sub-group decomposition analysis]
      ," MPRA Paper 32966, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Feubi Pamen, Eric Patrick & Gankou, Jean Marie & Emini, Arnault Christian, 2010. "Dynamique de la pauvreté non monétaire au Cameroun entre 2001 et 2007: analyse en correspondances multiples et tests de dominance stochastique
      [Dynamic of non monetary poverty in Cameroon between 2
      ," MPRA Paper 32701, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. María Noel Pi Alperin, 2009. "The impact of Argentina's social assistance program plan jefes y jefas de hogar on structural poverty," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 0(Special i), pages 49-81.
    6. Leu, Chao-Hsien & Chen, Ke-Mei & Chen, Hsiu-Hui, 2016. "A multidimensional approach to child poverty in Taiwan," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 35-44.
    7. Stephane Mussard & Maria Noel Pi Alperin, 2008. "Inequalities in multidimensional poverty: evidence from Argentina," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(10), pages 759-765.
    8. Hounkpodote, Hilaire, 2009. "Analyse Multidimensionnelle de la pauvreté au Bénin: une approche par les sous-ensembles flous
      [Multidimensional Analysis of Poverty in Benin: A Fuzzy Subsets Approach]
      ," MPRA Paper 27005, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 2009.
    9. Stéphane Mussard & Pi Alperin María Noel, 2005. "Theorie Des Ensembles Flous Et Decomposition Multidimensionnelle De La Pauvreté : Le Cas Du Senegal," Cahiers de recherche 05-05, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    10. Stéphane Mussard & Pi Alperin María Noel, 2006. "Inequalities In Poverty: Evidence From Argentina," Cahiers de recherche 06-03, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.

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    Keywords

    Decomposition; Fuzzy Set Theory; Multidimensional Poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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