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Individuals from different demographic sub-population groups and households of different sizes and compositions exhibit different needs. This paper analyses the comparability problem that those differences in needs pose over multidimensional deprivation measurement profiles. We propose a family of multidimensional deprivation indices that uses a parametric approach to measurement to account for differences in needs. We build upon the Alkire and Foster (J Public Econ 95:476-478, 2011) family of multidimensional poverty indices and propose a set of metrics that aim to describe how much deprivation individuals from different demographic sub-population groups or households of different sizes and compositions must exhibit to be catalogued as equivalently deprived. We demonstrate the advantages of our proposed method using the 2013 Paraguayan living conditions survey and simulation methods. Final results shed light on the relevance of accounting for differences in needs across demographically heterogeneous units.

Presented by:

Yadira Diaz (ISER)

Date & time:

4 Nov 2015 13:00 pm - 4 Nov 2015 14:00 pm

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