Using Efficiency Analysis to Measure Individual Well-Being with an Illustration for Catalonia

44 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2005

See all articles by Xavier Ramos

Xavier Ramos

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: September 2005

Abstract

This paper shows how distance functions, a tool typically employed in production economics to measure the distance between a set of inputs and a set of outputs, can be employed to approximate a composite measure encompassing the many dimensions of well-being. It also illustrates how to implement the methodology originally put forth by Lovell et al. (1994), using new data for Catalonia. We draw policy implications and critically appraise the discussed methodology suggesting avenues for further research.

Keywords: well-being, multidimensional poverty, distance function, Catalonia

JEL Classification: D31, D63, I31, I32

Suggested Citation

Ramos, Xavier, Using Efficiency Analysis to Measure Individual Well-Being with an Illustration for Catalonia (September 2005). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1748. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=822345

Xavier Ramos (Contact Author)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

Dept. Economia Aplicada
Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
102
Abstract Views
733
rank
263,859
PlumX Metrics