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A comparison between unidimensional and multidimensional approaches to the measurement of poverty

Michele Costa ()

No 2003-02, IRISS Working Paper Series from IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD

Abstract: The paper presents a comparison between an unidimensional approach to the measurement of poverty, obtained as a function of observable income, and a multidimensional approach, defined on the basis of economic, social, demographic and cultural indicators.

Date: 2003-01
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