A comparison of poverty and welfare measures

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Title: A comparison of poverty and welfare measures
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/759
Date: Mar-1997
Abstract: The relatively widespread use of poverty measures is analysed and their properties compared with other definitions of welfare. Using a synthetic data set but one which shares some properties of the Irish income distribution of 1987, a number of changes in incomes are simulated and their impact upon a variety of poverty and welfare measures is analysed. It is argued that abbreviated welfare measures may summarise better what it is that concerns economists about poverty than do conventional poverty measures.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 1997
Keywords: PovertyInequalityAbbreviated Welfare
Subject LCSH: Social indicators--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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