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Considering the extremely poor: Multidimensional poverty measurement for Germany

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  • Scheicher, Christoph

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This paper applies the Alkire and Foster (2011) index of multidimensional poverty to German data. This is done with respect to the politically most important dimensions of poverty mentioned in the German federal government's report on poverty and wealth. Additionally, a modification of the identification step of the Alkire-Foster index is proposed to guarantee that individuals, who are extremely poor in only few dimensions, are not omitted by the index.

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  • Nowak, Daniel & Scheicher, Christoph, 2014. "Considering the extremely poor: Multidimensional poverty measurement for Germany," Discussion Papers in Econometrics and Statistics 02/14, University of Cologne, Institute of Econometrics and Statistics.
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    Poverty index; multivariate poverty; Alkire-Foster index; SOEP;
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    JEL classification:

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

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