Measuring aspirations: Discussion and example from Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Bernard2012MeasuringAD,
  title={Measuring aspirations: Discussion and example from Ethiopia},
  author={Tanguy Bernard and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse},
  year={2012}
}
Individuals’ aspirations and their consequences for future-oriented behavior have received increased attention in devel-opment economics literature in recent years. At this stage, however, each study relies on ad hoc empirical instruments to measure aspirations, thereby limiting comparability of the results obtained. This paper proposes a simple measurement instrument that spans several dimensions aggregated via individual-specific weights. We use a purposefully collected data set to test for… CONTINUE READING

Figures and Tables from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 22 REFERENCES

Aspirations, Poverty and Economic Change

VIEW 8 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

The FosterGreerThorbecke ( FGT ) Poverty Measures : Twenty Five Years Later

A. Greif
  • Journal of Economic Inequality
  • 2008

A psychometric toolbox for testing validity and reliability.

  • Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 2007
VIEW 1 EXCERPT