Poverty measures and poverty orderings
PublisherInstitut d'Estadística de Catalunya
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We examine the conditions under which unanimous poverty rankings of income distributions can be obtained for a general class of poverty indices. The “per-capita income gap” and the Shorrocks and Thon poverty measures are particular members of this class. The conditions of dominance are stated in terms of comparisons of the corresponding TIP curves and areas.
CitationSordo, Miguel A.; Ramos, H.M.; Ramos , C.D. Poverty measures and poverty orderings. "SORT", 2007, vol. 31, núm. 2, p. 169-180.