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Measuring poverty: taking a multidimensional perspective

Jacques Silber ()

Hacienda Pública Española, 2007, vol. 182, issue 3, 29-74

Abstract: This paper reviews the main problems that have to be faced when taking a multidimensional approach to poverty and gives a survey of the solutions that have hitherto been proposed to solve these problems. The paper starts with a quick summary of the cardinal approach to uni-dimensional poverty analysis. After that, it reviews the cardinal ordinal approaches to multidimensional poverty measurement. It is also stressed that there is a qualitative approach to poverty measurement. Key words: JEL classification:

Keywords: Multidimensional poverty; cardinal approach; ordinal measurement. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D63 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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