Prioritarian poverty comparisons with cardinal and ordinal attributes

Kristof Bosmans, Luc Lauwers, Erwin Ooghe

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Abstract

The ethical view of prioritarianism holds that if an extra bundle of attributes is to be allocated to either of two individuals, then priority should be given to the worse off among the two. We consider multidimensional poverty comparisons with cardinal and ordinal attributes and propose three axioms that operationalize the prioritarian view. Each priority axiom, in combination with a handful of standard properties, characterizes a class of poverty measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-942
Number of pages18
JournalScandinavian Journal of Economics
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Correlation increasing majorization
  • multidimensional poverty measurement
  • priority
  • uniform majorization
  • MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY
  • DISTRIBUTION-SENSITIVITY
  • EQUALITY

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