ABSTRACT In this paper one considers a general approach to construct a poverty index. In particular from a general perspective, first and second order conditions based on a general poverty intensity function are derived. Then using specific intensity functions defined by Sen, FGT and Shorrock respectively, one specifies related first and second conditions. An extension based on a large class of intensity function is also investigated.
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nullE. Kouassi, P. Mendy, D. Seck and K. Kymn, "Dynamic Poverty Measures," Theoretical Economics Letters, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 63-69. doi: 10.4236/tel.2011.13014.
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