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Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement

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  • Unique, multidimensional approach to the fuzzy set approach to poverty measurement that is consistent with traditional theory, efficient for both empirical analysis and policy making, and statistically robust

  • Research is up-to-date and international (examples from Italy, Israel, Romania, and Switzerland)

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being (EIAP, volume 3)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    • Achille Lemmi, Gianni Betti
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Mathematical Framework of Fuzzy Logic

    • Bernard Fustier
    Pages 29-47
  4. Multidimensional and Longitudinal Poverty: an Integrated Fuzzy Approach

    • Gianni Betti, Bruno Cheli, Achille Lemmi, Vijay Verma
    Pages 115-137
  5. French Poverty Measures using Fuzzy Set Approaches

    • Valérie Berenger, Franck Celestini
    Pages 139-154
  6. Multidimensional Fuzzy Set Approach Poverty Estimates in Romania

    • Maria Molnar, Filofteia Panduru, Andreea Vasile, Viorica Duma
    Pages 175-194
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 277-279

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Fuzzy Set Approach
  • Income Distribution
  • Measurement
  • Nation
  • Poverty
  • Variance
  • statistics

Reviews

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)

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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USD 139.00
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)