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Questioni valutative in relazione alla definizione di 'povertà' (The definition and measurement of poverty: some methodological issues)

Massimo Baldini ()

Center for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) from Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi"

Abstract: The paper illustrates some methodological problems that are present in the process that leads to the choice of a poverty indicator. This process can be divided into three main steps: the choice of the evaluation space; the definition of the poverty line; the adoption of a particular poverty index. For each of these stages, I discuss some normative issues and ambiguities that make the quantification of the number of the poor the final result of a series of decisions that are more complex and full of compromises than expected.

Keywords: poverty; measurement; Italy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages 16
Date: 2017-09
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