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Towards a Multidimensional Poverty Index for Germany

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This paper compiles a multidimensional poverty index for Germany. Drawing on the capability approach as conceptual framework, I apply the Alkire-Foster method using German data. I propose a comprehensive operationalization of a multidimensional poverty index for an advanced economy like Germany, including a justification for several dimensions. Income, however, is rejected as a dimension on both conceptual and empirical grounds. I document that insights obtained by the proposed multidimension...

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Peer reviewed

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Department:
Department of Economics, TU Dortmund
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative Publisher's website
Journal:
OPHI Working Papers
Issue:
98
Publication date:
2015-09-05
Acceptance date:
2015-09-15

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