Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being

Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

Editors: Lemmi, Achille, Betti, Gianni (Eds.)

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Recent theoretical and empirical studies have concluded that in order to be accurate, poverty and deprivation must be measured within a multidimensional framework that is consistent, efficient, and statistically robust.

The fuzzy set approach to poverty measurement was developed in the early 1990s and continues to be refined by scholars of economics and sociology who find the traditional "monetary-only" indicators to be inadequate and arbitrary.

This volume brings together advanced thinking on the multidimensional measurement of poverty, including the theoretical background, applications to cross-sections using contemporary European examples, and longitudinal aspects of multidimensional fuzzy poverty analysis that pay particular attention to the transitory, or impermanent, conditions that often occur during transitions to market economies.

This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers and will be a useful text on poverty for advanced students in applied statistics, urban planning, economics, and sociology.

Achille Lemmi is Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Siena. His areas of interest and research include personal income distribution models, poverty and living conditions estimation and analysis, and poverty dynamics.

Gianni Betti is Associate Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Siena. His areas of interest and research include poverty and living conditions analysis, equivalence scales, small area estimation and poverty mapping.

About the authors

Achille Lemmi is Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Siena. His areas of interest and research include personal income distribution models, poverty and living conditions estimation and analysis, and poverty dynamics.

Gianni Betti is Associate Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Siena. His areas of interest and research include poverty and living conditions analysis, equivalence scales, small area estimation and poverty mapping.

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From the reviews:

"The book is a collection written by economists, statisticians, and mathematicians. … The book comprises 13 chapters together with the editorial introduction. … As such, they contain a good deal of interesting empirical information. … The book under review is the kind of book it is and draws on the social science, which it draws on. Of its kind, it is good." (David Byrne, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 48 (2), 2008)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Achille Lemmi, Gianni Betti

    Pages 1-7

  • An Axiomatic Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement via Fuzzy Sets

    Satya R. Chakravarty

    Pages 49-72

  • Multidimensional and Longitudinal Poverty: an Integrated Fuzzy Approach

    Gianni Betti, Bruno Cheli, Achille Lemmi, et al.

    Pages 115-137

  • French Poverty Measures using Fuzzy Set Approaches

    Valérie Berenger, Franck Celestini

    Pages 139-154

  • The “Fuzzy Set” Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Analysis: Using the Shapley Decomposition to Analyze the Determinants of Poverty in Israel

    Joseph Deutsch, Jacques Silber

    Pages 155-174

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
Editors
  • Achille Lemmi
  • Gianni Betti
Series Title
Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34251-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34251-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34249-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4171-8
Series ISSN
2364-107X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 280
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