Celidoni M., Procidano I. (2015).

Identification Precision of Vulnerability to Poverty Indexes: Does Information Quantity Matter?. Social Indicators Research, vol. 121, pp. 93-113.



This paper applies the decomposition of the Foster–Greer–Thorbecke poverty index to the measurement of individual vulnerability to poverty. I highlight that poverty risk can be expressed as a function of expected incidence, expected intensity, and expected variability below the poverty line, three essential aspects for improving the design of appropriate risk-management policies. An empirical illustration is provided using the British Household Panel Survey and the Italian Survey on Household Income and Wealth.