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Normative choices and tradeoffs when measuring poverty over time

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OPHI working paper no. 56
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This paper examines the aggregation of an indicator of wellbeing over time and across people to measure poverty. We characterise the general form of an intertemporal poverty measure under mild normative principles and show that it must embody an unambiguous ordering of possible trajectories of an individual’s wellbeing. We motivate further normative principles and examine their consequences for the form of the measure, showing that some measures suggested in the literature are not consiste...

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University of Oxford
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SSD, Department of Economics
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2012-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:37a45d65-88a1-4c64-9e5a-ecd0905fcbe4
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ora:9467
ISBN:
978-1-907194-42-9
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English
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