Viernes 14, julio, 2017

Linguistic Measures of Subjective and Objective Poverty

Last decades several studies of subjective welfare with a great diversity of approaches have appeared. Some have focused on finding variables that determine it. Others stress the importance on quantifying it. Some investigates the determinants that make some people declare high levels of welfare and others do not. One of crucial social problems in the study of welfare is the recognition, measurement and analysis of the causes of poverty. It is necessary to complement the objective poverty analysis with subjective indicators of welfare in order to assess the correspondence between the objective improvements and the subjective perceptions. In this paper, we propose an evaluation model of Economic Welfare which includes subjective and objective poverty indicators with the use of mathematical tools for the treatment of uncertainty, in particular, linguistic models.