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Considering the Extremely Poor: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement for Germany

Daniel Nowak and Christoph Scheicher ()
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Daniel Nowak: Universität zu Köln
Christoph Scheicher: Universität zu Köln

Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2017, vol. 133, issue 1, 139-162

Abstract: Abstract This paper applies the Alkire and Foster (J Public Econ 95:476–487, 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.

Keywords: Poverty index; Multidimensional poverty; Alkire–Foster index; SOEP (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I32 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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