EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Measuring performance: does the assessment depend on the poverty proxy?

Geranda Notten ()

No 13/13, ImPRovE Working Papers from Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp

Abstract: Poverty indicators often disagree about whether a person is poor or not. Yet, when it comes to assessing whether a program is successful in reaching the poor the dominant practice is to use an income poverty indicator. This paper investigates whether the choice of welfare indicator influences the pro-poorness assessment of an intervention. Using the official European Union income and material deprivation indicators, this paper compares the outcomes of four performance indicators for three types of income transfers in six high income European countries namely Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This study finds that the dominant practice of using an income indicator systematically underestimates the performance of income transfers; when the information from both indicators is combined programs are assessed as far more successful.

Keywords: performance measurement; poverty; income; material deprivation; income transfers; European Union; EU-SILC; targetting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I32 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-lam, nep-ltv and nep-neu
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.centrumvoorsociaalbeleid.be/ImPRovE/Wor ... vE%20WP%201313_1.pdf (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.centrumvoorsociaalbeleid.be/ImPRovE/Working%20Papers/ImPRovE%20WP%201313_1.pdf [302 Found]--> https://www.centrumvoorsociaalbeleid.be/ImPRovE/Working%20Papers/ImPRovE%20WP%201313_1.pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Measuring performance: does the assessment depend on the poverty proxy? (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hdl:improv:1313

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ImPRovE Working Papers from Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tim Goedemé ().

 
Page updated 2021-06-16
Handle: RePEc:hdl:improv:1313