Eliciting, applying and exploring multidimensional welfare weights: evidence from the field

Esposito, Lucio and Chiappero-Martinetti, Enrica (2019) Eliciting, applying and exploring multidimensional welfare weights: evidence from the field. Review of Income and Wealth, 65 (S1). S204-S227. ISSN 0034-6586

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By combining primary data on dimension importance collected in the field from three different samples and nationally representative survey data from the Dominican Republic, we offer a twofold contribution. The first one comes from an unincentivized questionnaire experiment, where the significance of the treatment effect shows that life domains are valued differently in a poverty vs a well‐being framework. This poses important questions on the anatomy of dimension importance and on the use of weights in empirical analyses, and opens the door to what we call a “concordance paradox” related to the very essence of the constructs of poverty and well‐being. As a second contribution, we employ the sets of weights collected in the field to assess the trend of multidimensional poverty and well‐being in the country. We find that the picking one set of weights or another is not a trivial choice, as they lead to opposite assessment results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: between-subject design,fieldwork,multidimensional poverty,weighting schemes,well-being,economics and econometrics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2002
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 17:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 21:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69154
DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12407

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