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A Fuzzy Approach to Poverty Measurement

Diego Caramuta () and Federico Contiggiani ()

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Abstract: This paper postulate two poverty indices based on a fuzzyfication of the poverty line approach and shows that they satisfy some of the usual axioms in the poverty line literature. It also shows that the headcount ratio is a particular case of a poverty measure based on fuzzy sets. Finally this paper postulates that fuzzy version of poverty measures will not satisfy the transfer axiom.

Keywords: Poverty Measurement; Fuzzy Sets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-07-06
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 20
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