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A FUZZY SET APPROACH TO POVERTY MEASUREMENT

Diego Caramuta () and Federico Contiggiani
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Federico Contiggiani: Universidad Nacional del Sur and Conicet

Fuzzy Economic Review, 2006, vol. XI, issue 1, 37-55

Abstract: This paper postulates 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.

Keywords: poverty; measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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