On an Index of Poverty

We propose a poverty measure that satisfies *a number of properties that make it sensitive to the level of absolute deprivation of the poor. These properties are often violated by several poverty measures discussed in the literature. The measure corresponds to a Cobb-Douglas social welfare function which has a number of egalitarian features.


Issue Date:
Apr 04 1991
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Language:
English
Total Pages:
30
Series Statement:
9105




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