Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33388
Authors: 
Ramos, Xavi
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1748
Abstract: 
This paper shows how distance functions, a tool typically employed in production economics to measure the distance between a set of inputs and a set of outputs, can be employed to approximate a composite measure encompassing the many dimensions of well-being. It also illustrates how to implement the methodology originally put forth by Lovell et al. (1994), using new data for Catalonia. We draw policy implications and critically appraise the discussed methodology suggesting avenues for further research.
Subjects: 
well-being
multidimensional poverty
distance function
Catalonia
JEL: 
D31
D63
I31
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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