On Intertemporal Poverty: Affluence Dependent Measures

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This paper proposes a class of intertemporal poverty measures based on a sequence-specific weighted average of an individual’s snapshot poverty measures. The weight assigned to the level of poverty in each time period is determined by the number of periods of relative affluence directly preceding that poor period. These can have a short-lived mitigating effect on a subsequent poverty period. The properties of the measures are elaborated and an axiomatic foundation is provided

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2011

Publication series

NameSchool of Economics Discussion Paper Series
PublisherUniversity of Manchester