The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (Published in Economic Letters, Vol.22 (1997), Pp.571-588)

Posted: 21 Feb 2008

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Yoram Amiel

Ruppin Academic Center - Department of Economics and Management

Frank Cowell

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Date Written: July 1994

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank A., The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (Published in Economic Letters, Vol.22 (1997), Pp.571-588) (July 1994). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. 05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1094730

Yoram Amiel (Contact Author)

Ruppin Academic Center - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

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Frank A. Cowell

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) ( email )

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