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A Fuzzy Approach to Poverty Measurement

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  • Diego Caramuta

    (CONICET & Universidad Nacional del Sur)

  • Federico Contiggiani

    (CONICET & Universidad Nacional del Sur)

Abstract

This paper postulate two poverty indices based on a fuzzyfication of the poverty line approach and shows that they satisfy some of the usual axioms in the poverty line literature. It also shows that the headcount ratio is a particular case of a poverty measure based on fuzzy sets. Finally this paper postulates that fuzzy version of poverty measures will not satisfy the transfer axiom.

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  • Diego Caramuta & Federico Contiggiani, 2005. "A Fuzzy Approach to Poverty Measurement," HEW 0507001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0507001
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    Keywords

    Poverty Measurement; Fuzzy Sets;

    JEL classification:

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

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