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A comparison of poverty and welfare measures

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  • David (David Patrick) Madden

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The relatively widespread use of poverty measures is analysed and their properties compared with other definitions of welfare. Using a synthetic data set but one which shares some properties of the Irish income distribution of 1987, a number of changes in incomes are simulated and their impact upon a variety of poverty and welfare measures is analysed. It is argued that abbreviated welfare measures may summarise better what it is that concerns economists about poverty than do conventional poverty measures.

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  • David (David Patrick) Madden, 1997. "A comparison of poverty and welfare measures," Working Papers 199710, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
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    Keywords

    Poverty; Inequality; Abbreviated Welfare; Social indicators--Ireland; Poverty--Ireland; Equality--Ireland;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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