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Una nota sobre la ponderación del índice de privación social de México\A note on the weighting of the Mexican Social Deprivation Index

Hada Melissa Sáenz Vela, Luis Gutiérrez Flores and Enrique Eliseo Minor Campa
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Hada Melissa Sáenz Vela: Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
Luis Gutiérrez Flores: Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
Enrique Eliseo Minor Campa: Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social

Estudios Económicos, 2018, vol. 33, issue 2, 313-331

Abstract: In Mexico, multidimensional poverty measures incorporate indicators of income and social entitlements. For the latter, the Social Deprivation Index consists of an equally weighted sum of six dichotomous variables showing the deprivations suffered by each individual. In this paper, a principle component analysis is carried out in order to verify if the current index requires a statistical modification. Redundancy is detected among the variables associated with health services and housing services. We conclude that by redefining some of the variables included in the index and readjusting the weighting would help to significantly improve this measure of multidimensional poverty

Keywords: social entitlements; weighting; principal components (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C02 C15 I31 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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