A fuzzy approach to multidimensional material deprivation measurement: the case of foreigners living in Italy
Marco Fattore, Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca
Daria Mendola, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Annalisa Busetta, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Alberto Arcagni, Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca
This paper provides a new approach to the measurement of multidimensional material deprivation, based on partial order theory and on fuzzy set measurement. The main feature of the methodology is that the information needed for the deprivation assessment is extracted directly from the relational structure of the dataset, avoiding any kind of scaling and not proper aggregation procedure, so as to respect the measurement level of the data. An empirical illustration, using data from a special EU-SILC survey on migrants in Italy, provides a new insight on the material deprivation of foreigners living in Italy.
Presented in Poster Session 2