Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/192774
Authors: 
Aaberge, Rolf
Brandolini, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers No. 792
Abstract: 
This paper examines different approaches to the measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty. First, it outlines three aspects preliminary to any multidimensional study: the selection of the relevant dimensions; the indicators used to measure them; and the procedures for their weighting. It then considers the counting approach and the axiomatic treatment in poverty measurement. Finally, it reviews the axiomatic approach to inequality analysis. The paper provides a selective review of a rapidly growing theoretical literature with the twofold aim of highlighting areas for future research and offering some guidance on how to use multidimensional methods in empirical and policy-oriented applications.
Subjects: 
inequality
poverty
deprivation
multidimensional well-being
capabilities
functionings
JEL: 
D3
D63
I30
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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