Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129471
Authors: 
Arndt, Channing
Siersbæk, Nikolaj
Østerdal, Lars Peter
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/122
Abstract: 
In this paper, we convey the concept of first-order dominance (FOD) with particular focus on applications to multidimensional population welfare comparisons. We give an account of the fundamental equivalent definitions of FOD, illustrated with simple numerical examples. An implementable method for detecting dominances is explained along with a bootstrapping procedure that yields additional information relative to what can be obtained from dominance comparisons alone. We discuss strengths and weaknesses of FOD, compared to other multidimensional population comparison concepts, and describe practical tools that enable the reader to easily use it.
Subjects: 
multidimensional welfare
multidimensional wellbeing
first-order dominance
JEL: 
I31
I32
D30
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-011-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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