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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 3

Multidimensional Poverty and Inequality

Rolf Aaberge*; Andrea Brandolini    * Statistics Norway, Research Department and University of Oslo, Department of Economics, ESOP, Oslo, Norway Bank of Italy, Directorate General for Economics, Statistics, and Research, Rome, Italy

Abstract

This chapter examines different approaches to the measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty. It first outlines three aspects preliminary to any multidimensional study: the selection of the relevant dimensions, the indicators used to measure them, and the procedures for their weighting. It then considers the counting approach and the axiomatic treatment in poverty measurement. Finally, it reviews the axiomatic approach to inequality analysis. ...

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