ERIC Number: EJ862515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Capability Deprivation and Income Poverty in the United States, 1994 and 2004: Measurement Outcomes and Demographic Profiles
Wagle, Udaya R.
Social Indicators Research, v94 n3 p509-533 Dec 2009
Shifting focus from income to capability signifies an important milestone toward accurately measuring poverty and deprivation. This paper operationalizes capability deprivation in the United States and compares measurement outcomes among various capability approaches and between capability and income spaces. Of the three capability approaches examined, the factor score absolute approach suggests a greater extent of deprivation and more comprehensive demographic profiles of the deprived. Additionally, I find that using the capability space may further attenuate the extent of deprivation over that using the income space and alter somewhat the stereotypical profiles of the poor and deprived.
Descriptors: Poverty, Income, Profiles, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged, Social Indicators, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Quality of Life, Economic Status
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