Conditions for the Most Robust Poverty Comparisons Using the Alkire-Foster Family of Measures

In this recording Gaston Yalonetzky, lecturer at the Leeds University Business School introduces a paper, ‘Conditions for the Most Robust Poverty Comparisons Using the Alkire-Foster Family of Measures’ that extends the dominance results derived by Lasso de la Vega (2009) and Alkire and Foster (2010) for the adjusted headcount ratio in the Alkire- Foster measure and develops a new condition whose fulfillment ensures the robustness of comparisons using the adjusted headcount ratio for any choice of multidimensional cut-off and for any weights and poverty lines. The paper then derives a first-order dominance condition for the whole Alkire-Foster family (that is, for continuous variables).