Opportunity-sensitive poverty measurement

Working Paper 2013-317


We axiomatically characterize two classes of poverty measures which are sensitive to inequality of opportunity – one a strict subset of the other. The proposed indices are sensitive not only to income shortfalls from the poverty

Authors: Paolo Brunori, Francisco Ferreira, Maria Ana Lugo , Vito Peragine .

Keywords: Inequality of opportunity, poverty measures, poverty comparisons.
JEL: D31, D63, J62.