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Rank-based poverty measures and poverty ordering with an application to Tunisia

Naouel Chtioui () and Mohamed Ayadi ()

Portuguese Economic Journal, 2018, vol. 17, issue 2, No 3, 117-139

Abstract: Abstract Using the normative approach, we develop a class of poverty measures that is function of a weighting system. Each particular weighting function corresponds to a particular social judgment. This offers the decision-maker a large selection of social preferences functions, and he can choose the one that best represents his social judgment. We also develop new concepts of a-extended TIP curves. They are used to establish the conditions of the robust and unanimous poverty ranking of our measures. These conditions are in terms of second-and higher-degree TIP dominance. Finally, we provide an empirical illustration using Tunisian data on the 2005–2010 period.

Keywords: SST; Poverty ordering; Yaari dual social welfare function; TIP dominance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C02 D63 D71 I31 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s10258-017-0140-2

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