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ERIC Number: EJ926956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
A Gender Wellbeing Composite Indicator: The Best-Worst Global Evaluation Approach
Dominguez-Serrano, Monica; Blancas, Francisco Javier
Social Indicators Research, v102 n3 p477-496 Jul 2011
In this paper we present a new global evaluation methodology for constructing composite indicators. Given the limitations in the construction of wellbeing indicators that include a gender perspective, this paper proposes separate measures for men and women, using new linear programming models to improve the traditional Data Envelopment Analysis models. We obtain composite indicators using common weights (which are most and least favourable) so that the indicators' values are able to discriminate between all units and provide a global vision of each one. This approach does not require prior knowledge of the weights for initial indicators, nor does it require a normalization method. Thus, the new composite indicator is less subjective than others. For the practical implementation of this proposal, we use the countries of the European Union as an example.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union