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  • PierCarlo Nicola
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 661)

Abstract

To start our enquiry, let’s consider, in its fundamental elements, what theoretical welfare economics says about inequality and poverty. Social welfare is considered a function of individual and family incomes, since incomes have a meaningful and positive correlation with indexes of a good life, such as life expectancy at birth, health, food, housing, education, …, while consumptions are a more limited economic variable.

Keywords

Social Welfare Economic Agent Social Welfare Function Individual Income Poverty Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • PierCarlo Nicola
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  1. 1.Dipto. MatematicaUniversità di MilanoMilanoItaly

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