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Poverty and Time

Working Paper 2008-87

Abstract

We examine the measurement of individual poverty in an intertemporal context. In contrast to earlier contributions, we assign importance to the persistence in a state of poverty and we characterize a class of individual intertemporal poverty measures reflecting this feature. In addition, we axiomatize an aggregation procedure to obtain

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Keywords: Intertemporal Poverty Measurement, Equity
JEL: D63