Social Values and Social Indicators: Essays in Normative Economics and Measurement (Paperback)

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Social Values and Social Indicators: Essays in Normative Economics and Measurement (Paperback)

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Chapter 1: "Instrumentalism" and Friedman's Methodology: A Short Objection.- Chapter 2: A Sort of Paretian Liberalism.- Chapter 3: Liberty, Equality, and Impossibility: Some General Results in the Space of "Soft" Preferences.- Chapter 4: The Arrow Paradox with Fuzzy Preferences.- Chapter 5: Equality, Priority, and Distributional Judgements.- Chapter 6: Two Logical and Normative Issues Relating to Measurement in the Social Sciences.- Chapter 7: Social Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement.- Chapter 8: Reckoning Sub-Group Poverty Differentials in the Measurement of Aggregate Poverty.- Chapter 9: Poverty Measurement in the Presence of a "Group Affiliation Externality".- Chapter 10: Revisiting the Normalization Axiom in Poverty Measurement.- Chapter 11: The Focus Axiom and Poverty: On the Co-existence of Precise Language and Ambiguous Meaning in Economic Measurement.- Chapter 12: Assessing Inequality in the Presence of Growth.- Chapter 13: Revisiting an Old Theme in the Measurement of Inequality and Poverty.- Chapter 14: Inequality Measurement with Subgroup Decomposability and Level-Sensitivity.

​S. Subramanian has served as a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. An economist with research interests in poverty, inequality, demography, welfare economics, collective choice theory and development economics, he has published widely in professional journals, and is the author of (among other books) The Poverty Line (2012), and more recently the very successful SpringerBrief Inequality and Poverty: A Short Critical Introduction (2019). He is an elected Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the World Bank's Commission on Global Poverty.
Product Details ISBN: 9789811604300
ISBN-10: 9811604304
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 26th, 2022
Pages: 194
Language: English