A comparison of poverty and welfare measures
|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:||Poverty; Inequality; Abbreviated Welfare||Subject LCSH:||Social indicators--Ireland
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Research Collection|
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