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Autoren: 
Chakravarty, Satya R.
Majumder, Amita
Datum: 
2005
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
WIDER Research Paper No. 2005/01
Zusammenfassung: 
Basu and Foster (1998) characterized a sophisticated literacy measure using five axioms. In this paper we argue that if a measure satisfies three of their five axioms, namely, anonymity, monotonicity and externality, then also it becomes suitable in some applications. We, therefore, introduce two classes of measures whose members will satisfy at least these three axioms. Two population principles for intersociety literacy comparisons are also suggested and their relationships with the Basu-Foster axioms are established. Finally, we illustrate our results numerically using Indian data and draw out some policy implications. – literates ; isolated illiterates ; proximate illiterates ; literacy measures ; illustration ; policy implication
JEL: 
I21
ISBN: 
9291906646
Dokumentart: 
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