Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95416
Authors: 
Ebert, Udo
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 508
Abstract: 
The paper investigates the definition of equity-regarding poverty measures when there are different household types in the population. It derives the implications of a between-type regressive transfer principle for poverty measures, for the choice of poverty lines and for the measurement of living standard. The role of equivalence scales which are popular in empirical work on poverty measurement is clarified.
Subjects: 
poverty measures
differences in needs
principle of transfers
equivalence scales
JEL: 
D63
I31
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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