Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81012
Authors: 
Arndt, Channing
Distante, Roberta
Azhar Hussain, M.
Østerdal, Lars Peter
Pham Lan Huong
Ibraimo, Maimuna
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/36
Abstract: 
We develop an approach for making welfare comparisons between populations with multidimensional discrete well-being indicators observed at the micro level. The approach is rooted in the concept of multidimensional first order dominance. It assumes that, for each indicator, the levels can be ranked ordinally from worse to better, however no assumptions are made about relative importance of any dimension nor about complementarity/substitutability relationships between dimensions. We also introduce an efficient algorithm for determining dominance and employ a bootstrap approach that permits cardinal rankings of populations. These approaches are applied to household survey data from Vietnam and Mozambique.
Subjects: 
ordinal
welfare
multi-dimensional poverty measurement
first order dominance
Mozambique
Vietnam
JEL: 
I32
D63
O10
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-499-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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