Seminario 18/18: Iñaki Permanyer (Centre d’Estudis Demogràphics, Barcelona)- Measuring poverty in multidimensional contexts


  • Ponente: Iñaki Permanyer
  • Fecha: 22/jun/2018 - 12:00 horas
  • Lugar: Seminario de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico, B2/02


When measuring multidimensional poverty it is reasonable to expect that
the trade-offs between variable pairs can differ depending on whether the concerned pairs
are complements or substitutes. Yet, currently existing approaches based on deprivation
count distributions unrealistically assume that all pairs of variables are related in the same
way — –an unfortunate circumstance that undermines the possibilities of identifying the poor,
aggregating their poverty levels and modeling non-trivial interactions between variables in
highly fexible ways. This paper, which aims at modeling non-trivial relational structures
across variables both in the identification and aggregation steps, is a …first contribution to-
wards addressing these inadequacies. The approach has been axiomatically characterized
to flesh out the normative foundations upon which it is based and has a vast potential for

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