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– A Subjective Well-being Approach
Mariano Rojas - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

This investigation studies human well-being from a subjective well-being approach. On the basis of a Mexican database the investigation shows that there is a weak relationship between subjective well-being and indicators of well-being such as income and consumption. Therefore, subjective well-being...

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– A Synthetic Meta-index Approach
Laurens Cherchye, Timo Kuosmanen - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

The need for monitoring countries’ overall performance in sustainable development (SD) is widely recognized, but the methods for aggregating vast amounts of empirical data remain rather crude. This paper examines the so-called ‘benefit of doubt’ weighting method as a tool for...

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– New Advances in Spatial Microsimulation
Ann Harding, Rachel Lloyd, Anthea Bill, Anthony King - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

During the past three years NATSEM has developed pathbreaking spatial microsimulation techniques, involving the creation of synthetic data about the socioeconomic characteristics of households at a detailed regional level. The data are potentially available at any level of geographic aggregation,...

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– Fuzzy Set Theory and Sen's Capability Approach
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Sen’s influential work on human development has led economists to explore new areas that have become increasingly important for human well-being. In particular, Sen emphasizes the importance of the ‘freedom to choose’. Freedom, however, is not always an exact (crisp) outcome, and...

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Erik Thorbecke - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

The objective of this paper is to review a number of issues related to poverty, while taking stock of the ongoing research. Most of the remaining unresolved issues in poverty analysis are related directly or indirectly to the dynamics of poverty. Before the development community can become more...

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