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Distribution-Sensitive Multidimensional Poverty Measures

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Datt, Gaurav
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2018-02-28T22:30:22Z
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2018-02-28T22:30:22Z
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2018-02
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2021-06-08T14:42:48Z
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This paper presents axiomatic arguments to make the case for distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures. The commonly-used counting measures violate the strong transfer axiom which requires regressive transfers to be unambiguously poverty-increasing and they are also invariant to changes in the distribution of a given set of deprivations amongst the poor. The paper appeals to strong transfer as well as an additional cross-dimensional convexity property to offer axiomatic justification for distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures. Given the nonlinear structure of these measures, it is al also shown how the problem of an exact dimensional decomposition can be solved using Shapley decomposition methods to assess dimensional contributions to poverty. An empirical illustration for India highlights distinctive features of the distribution-sensitive measures.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/156261519136911696/Distribution-sensitive-multidimensional-poverty-measures
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29406
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8346
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
POVERTY MEASUREMENT
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TRANSFER AXIOM
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CROSS-DIMENSIONAL CONVEXITY
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SHAPLEY DECOMPOSITION
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INCOME DISTRIBUTION
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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY
dc.title
Distribution-Sensitive Multidimensional Poverty Measures
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Working Paper
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/35396 Journal article
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Distribution-Sensitive Multidimensional Poverty Measures
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2018-02-20
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/156261519136911696/Distribution-sensitive-multidimensional-poverty-measures
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8346
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090224b0856ae0fe_1_0
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29610604
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WPS8346
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true
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/156261519136911696/pdf/WPS8346.pdf
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156261519136911696
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Poverty Reduction :: Living Standards
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Lines
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Strategy and Operations Team, Development Economics Vice Presidency

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