Equity-regarding poverty measures: Differences in needs and the role of equivalence scales

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Udo Ebert;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Luxembourg
  • Journal: volume 43, issue 1 February, pages 301-322
  • Subject: D63 | principle of transfers | poverty measures | Sozialer Indikator | Deutschland | I31 | I32 | Privater Haushalt | Lebensstandard | Armut | equivalence scales | Messung | differences in needs
    • jel: jel:D63 | jel:I32
      ddc: ddc:330

The paper investigates the definition of equity-regarding poverty measures when there are different household types in the population. It demonstrates the implications of a between-type regressive transfer principle for poverty measures, for the choice of poverty lines,... View more
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