Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63408
Authors: 
Subramanian, S.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2005/62
Abstract: 
This note points to certain similarities of orientation and outcome between Derek Parfit’s quest for a theory of beneficence and Amartya Sen’s quest for a suitable realvalued representation of poverty. It suggests that both projects, in a certain sense, have been instructive failures. Using Sen’s own work, the note also suggests a logically natural way of dealing with some of the problems in poverty measurement reviewed in it—but only to reject this way out on other compelling grounds. – quantity ; quality ; inequality ; identification ; aggregation
JEL: 
I32
ISBN: 
9291907464
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
150.73 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.