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Multidimensional poverty measures from an information theory perspective

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This paper proposes to use an information theory approach to the design of multidimensional poverty indices. Traditional monetary approaches to poverty rely on the strong assumption that all relevant attributes of well-being are perfectly substitutable. Based on the idea of the essentiality of some attributes, scholars have recently suggested multidimensional poverty indices where the existence of a trade-off between attributes is relevant only for individuals who are below a poverty thres...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Canadian International Development Agency More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2009-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
10
ISBN:
9781907194061
Language:
English
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2014-11-26

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