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ERIC Number: EJ804159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
On a "Level-Sensitive" Headcount Ratio: Revisiting Shorrocks' Poverty Index
Subramanian, Sreenivasan
Social Indicators Research, v88 n3 p477-482 Sep 2008
It is often argued that indicators of achievement or deprivation should be measured such that they display a property of "level-sensitivity", whereby a given change in the indicator acquires a greater significance the higher (lower) the level of achievement (deprivation) at which the change occurs. In this note, it is shown that a level-sensitive headcount ratio of poverty can be derived from an application of the very useful graphical device called "a deprivation profile" advanced by Anthony Shorrocks (in: Jenkins et al. (eds.) "The Distribution of Welfare and Household Production: International Perspectives", 1996).
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Language: English
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