In this paper we suggest a new approach to the identification and measurement of poverty in subgroups of population. Unlike the standard approach, in which ex-ante refers to a sole poverty line for the whole population and ex-post describes how poverty is distributed among different groups, the approach suggested here requires: i) the identification ex-ante of homogenous groups which relate to the purpose of analysis: ii) the definition of a specific (absolute or relative) poverty line for each subgroup; iii) the measurement of overall poverty by means of a reformulated FGT class index which is able to capture both between and within poverty components.

Civardi, M., Chiappero Martinetti, E. (2004). Poverty Between and within Groups: A Reformulation of the FGT Class of Index [Working paper].

Poverty Between and within Groups: A Reformulation of the FGT Class of Index

CIVARDI, MARISA;
2004

Abstract

In this paper we suggest a new approach to the identification and measurement of poverty in subgroups of population. Unlike the standard approach, in which ex-ante refers to a sole poverty line for the whole population and ex-post describes how poverty is distributed among different groups, the approach suggested here requires: i) the identification ex-ante of homogenous groups which relate to the purpose of analysis: ii) the definition of a specific (absolute or relative) poverty line for each subgroup; iii) the measurement of overall poverty by means of a reformulated FGT class index which is able to capture both between and within poverty components.
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poverty measurement, FGT index, group-specific poverty lines
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Civardi, M., Chiappero Martinetti, E. (2004). Poverty Between and within Groups: A Reformulation of the FGT Class of Index [Working paper].
Civardi, M; Chiappero Martinetti, E
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