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Proximity-Sensitive Individual Deprivation Measures
(Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2012-12)
We propose and characterize a generalization of the classical linear index of individual deprivation based on income shortfalls. Unlike the original measure, our class allows for increases in the income of a higher-income ...
Intertemporal Material Deprivation
(Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2012-06)
Individual well-being is multidimensional and various aspects of the quality of life need to be jointly considered in its measurement. The axiomatic literature on the subject has proposed many indices of multidimensional ...