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Evaluating material deprivation and well-being: from compound indicators to partially ordered set techniques

Abstract: 

This seminar will present a new approach to the ordered evaluation of material deprivation and well-being based on both the notion of partial ordering and the Hasse diagrams.The theory of partial ordering allows tackling evaluation problems with respect to the ordinal nature of the data, and to overcome methods based on complex indicators. Furthermore, with the use and analysis of Hasse diagrams it is possible to score material well-being or deprivation to single statistical units, starting from a pure ordinal analysis of the data structure. The seminar will discuss how this approach could be extend to take into account the different relevance of the evaluation dimensions, without the introduction of any weighting scheme in the scoring procedure. An application of the methods will also be presented, based on EU-SILC data for Italy.

Speaker: 
Marco Fattore
Short bio: 

Marco Fattore is Assistant Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca. His current research interests are multidimensional and fuzzy poverty; partially ordered set theory; axiomatic index number theory; multivariate data analysis and the communication of statistical information.

Date: 
24 February 2011 - 17:00
Location: 

Faculty of Sociology - Aula Kessler - Via Verdi 26 - Trento