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This paper is an attempt to translate empirically some of the categorizations of human development reviewed by Alkire (2002). It compares the estimates of human development obtained on the basis of Sen's (1985) capability approach, Narayan et al.'s (2000) dimensions of well-being, Cummins (1996) domains of life satisfaction and Allardt's (1993) comparative(More)
BACKGROUND This paper examines whether individuals facing the threat of poverty are curtailing their consumption of various goods and services in a given order and, if among the expenditures that are cut back, there are also health expenditures. The location of individuals in this order of cutback is then used to derive the degree of their deprivation and(More)
  • Alberto Alesinay, Johann Harnossz, Hillel Rapoportx, Amandine Aubry, Simone Bertoli, François Bourguignon +5 others
  • 2013
The diversity of people has economic costs and bene…ts. Using recent immigration data from 195 countries, we propose an index of diversity based on people's birthplaces. This new index is decomposed into a " size " (share of foreign born) and a " variety " (diversity of immigrants) component and is available for 1990 and 2000 and for the overall as well as(More)
Traditional indices of bi-dimensional inequality and polarization were developed for cardinal variables and cannot be used to quantify dispersion in ordinal measures of socioeconomic status and health. This paper develops two approaches to the measurement of inequality and bi-polarization using only ordinal information. An empirical illustration is given(More)
This study has been prepared within the OPHI theme on multidimensionak poverty measurement. Development (DFID), and AusAID are also recognised for their past support. Abstract A simple algorithm is proposed which defines the Bonferroni index as the product of a row vector of individual population shares, a linear mathematical operator called the Bonferroni(More)
This study attempts to determine the impact that various income sources and different population categories in both urban and rural areas had on the overall level of income inequality in Turkey in 1994. Inequality is significantly higher in urban than in rural areas and this difference is mainly the consequence of differences in the Gini Index in both areas(More)
In this paper I propose a poverty segregation curve to measure inequality in the distribution of the poor. Axioms of relative income inequality are reformulated for the poverty segregation curve and a generalized segregation curve is proposed. The segregation analysis is applied to study regional concentration of the poor in India in the last two decades.(More)