Working Paper No . 2012 / 53 Variable Populations and the Measurement of Poverty and Inequality A Selective Overview

@inproceedings{Broome2012WorkingPN,
  title={Working Paper No . 2012 / 53 Variable Populations and the Measurement of Poverty and Inequality A Selective Overview},
  author={John Broome and Satya R. Chakravarty and Nicole Hassoun and Satish Jain and D. Jayaraj and Manoj Panda and Sanjay Reddy},
  year={2012}
}
The present paper is a selective overview, very considerably based on work in which the author himself has been involved, of the difficulties which can arise in the measurement of poverty and inequality when one compares populations of differing size. The paper begins with certain problems attending the measurement of poverty when the overall population size is fixed but the numbers of the poor are permitted to vary: one discovers a certain commonality of outcomes between Derek Parfit’s quest… CONTINUE READING