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By Louis-Marie Asselin

Poverty is a paradoxical nation. Recognizable within the eld for any delicate observer who travels in distant rural components and concrete slums and meets marginalized humans in a given society, poverty nonetheless is still a problem to conceptual formalization and to dimension that's in step with such formalization. The research of poverty is multidisciplinary. It is going from ethics to economics, from political technological know-how to human biology, and any form of dimension rests on arithmetic. in addition, poverty is multifaceted in line with the kinds of deprivation, and it's also gender and age speci c. A vector of variables is needed, which increases a considerable challenge for person and team comparisons essential to fairness research. Multidimension- ity additionally complicates the aggregation essential to practice the ef ciency research of regulations. with regards to source of revenue poverty, those difficulties, fairness and ef ciency, have bene ted from very signi cant growth within the eld of economics. comparable achievements are nonetheless to return within the region of multidimensional poverty. inside this common history, this booklet has a truly modest and narrow-scoped aim. It proposes an operational method for measuring multidimensional poverty, self reliant from the conceptual foundation, the dimensions and the qualitative in addition to the quantitative nature of the first symptoms used to explain the poverty of someone, a loved ones or a sociodemographic entity.

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7) k=1 K Ci = k=1 Conclusion on the entropy inequality indices approach 1. 1). 1). 5. 2. There is an important source of indetermination with the parametric nature of the Maasoumi composite indicator. On what basis should we choose the parameter 5 The parametrization used by Maasoumi for the γ-class is slightly different from Shorrocks’s one, followed here until now. Maasoumi’s parameter γ is Shorrocks’s −1. From now on, we will use Maasoumi’s γ. 24 3 Composite Indicator of Poverty value for the γ-Generalized Entropy indices?

The stepwise reduction process just described corresponds geometrically to a change in the Cartesian axis system (translation and rotation) of the K-dimension euclidean space RK . It is neutral regarding the orientation of the factorial axis. The whole process relies on analyzing the structure of the covariance matrix of the K initial variables. The first component F1 is an interesting candidate for the composite indicator of poverty C, but it must satisfy obvious consistency conditions relative to the signs of the K elements of W .

The χ2 metric is in fact a special case of the Mahalanobis metric developed in the 1930s and used in Generalized Canonical Analysis. It takes here the following form, for the distance between two observed profiles i and i in the RJ space: J d 2 f Ji , f Ji = j=1 1 fj f ji − f ji 2 . 16) The only difference with the Euclidean metric lies in the term f1j , by which lowfrequency categories receive a higher weight in the computation of distance. The χ2 metric has two important properties not possessed by the Euclidean metric22 : the distributional equivalence property and the duality property.

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