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dc.contributor.authorKanbur, Ravi
dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Diganta
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T17:10:18Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T17:10:18Z
dc.date.issued2003-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/57943
dc.descriptionWP 2003-11 April 2003
dc.descriptionJEL Classification Codes: I32
dc.description.abstractThere is a glaring paradox in all commonly used measures of poverty. The death of a poor person reduces poverty according to these measures. This surely violates our basic intuitions of how poverty measures should behave. It cannot be right in concept that differentially higher mortality among the poor serves to reduce poverty. This paper begins the task of developing poverty measures that are not perversely mortality sensitive. A family of measures is proposed that is an intuitive modification of standard poverty measures to take into account the fact that the rich live longer than the poor.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
dc.titlePremature Mortality and Poverty Measurement
dc.typearticle
dcterms.licensehttp://hdl.handle.net/1813/57595


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