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Can a neighbour region influence poverty? A fuzzy and longitudinal approach
Gianni Betti

Last modified: 2018-05-18


One of the most important goals of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “…eradicate poverty, in all its forms and dimensions …â€. In order to give a comprehensive answer to such needs, in this paper we propose to adopt a longitudinal measure recently proposed by Verma et al. (2017), which is based on the fuzzy set approach to multidimensional poverty: the “Fuzzy At-persistent-risk-of-poverty rateâ€; then we propose to estimate this measure at regional level via small area estimation techniques, by introducing a spatial correlation model. In this way we are able to take into account whether a neighbour region can influence poverty in all its forms and dimensions, namely, the multidimensional dimension, the regional dimension and the longitudinal dimension.


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