The multidimensional measurement of poverty: a fuzzy set approach

COSTA, MICHELE; Department Of Statistics - "Alma Mater Studiorum" University Of Bologna & DE ANGELIS, LUCA; Department Of Statistics - "Alma Mater Studiorum" University Of Bologna
By using fuzzy set theory a multidimensional analysis of poverty of Italian households is performed on the basis of SHIW data. A set of composite indicators is constructed in order to analyze different dimensions of poverty. For each indicator is calculated an unidimensional poverty ratio, thus allowing a comparison among indicators on the dimensions of poverty. Finally, a multidimensional poverty ratio is obtained.