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Abstract:

DARP Paper
The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (published in Empirical Economics, vol.22 (1997), pp.571-588)
Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell July 1994
Paper No' DARP 005:


Tags: poverty; poverty axioms; inequality; transfer principle; monotonocity

We re-examine some of the standard axioms used in the literature on Poverty Measurement. Using a sample of 486 students from Australia, Israel and the USA we investigate the extent to which perceptions of poverty correspond to the axioms.