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D'Ambrosio, Conchita

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Works: 32 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 116 library holdings
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Individual well-being in a dynamic perspective by Conchita D'Ambrosio( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
This paper explores the determinants of individual well-being as measured by self-reported levels of satisfaction with income. Making full use of the panel data nature of the German Socio-Economic Panel, we provide empirical evidence for well-being depending on absolute and on relative levels of income in a dynamic framework. This finding holds after controlling for other influential factors in a multivariate setting. The main novelty of the paper is the consideration of dynamic aspects: the individual's own history as well as the relative income performance with respect to the others living in the society under analysis do play a major role in the assessment of well-being
The measurement of social exclusion by Satya R Chakravarty( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This paper develops an axiomatic approach to the measurement of social exclusion. At the individual level, social exclusion is viewed in terms of deprivation of the person concerned with respect to different functionings in the society. At the aggregate level we treat social exclusion as a function of individual exclusions. The class of subgroup decomposable social exclusion measures using a set of independent axioms is identified. We then look at the problem of ranking exclusion profiles by exclusion dominance principle under certain restrictions. Finally, applications of decomposable and non-decomposable measures suggested in the paper using European Union and Italian data are also considered
The distribution of wages : a non-parametric decomposition by Conchita D'Ambrosio( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Income thresholds and incom classes by Conchita D'Ambrosio( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This paper proposes a method for detecting income classes based on the change-point problem. There is an increasing demand for such a method in the literature. Computation of polarization indices requires a pre-grouping of the incomes. Similarly, indices of social exclusion and sometimes indices of income inequality require detection of thresholds. The estimation procedure is implemented using a bootstrap technique. Finally, an application of the method to EU member states and to the United States is also considered
Target shortfall orderings and indices by Satya R Chakravarty( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Given any income distribution, to each income we associate a subgroup containing all persons whose incomes are not higher than this income and a person's target shortfall in a subgroup is the gap between the subgroup highest income and his own income. We then develop an absolute target shortfall ordering, which, under constancy of population size and total income, implies the Lorenz and Cowell-Ebert complaint orderings. Under the same restrictions, one distribution dominates the other by this ordering if and only if the dominated distribution can be obtained from the dominant one by a sequence of rank preserving progressive transfers, where each transfer is shared equally by all persons poorer than the donor of the transfer. The relationship of the ordering with the absolute deprivation and differential orderings, and its consistency with ranking of distributions by absolute target shortfall indices are explored. Well-known inequality indices like the absolute Gini index and the standard deviation are interpreted as absolute target shortfall indices. Finally, the possibility of a relative target shortfall ordering is also discussed
Poverty and time by Walter Bossert( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
We examine the measurement of individual poverty in an intertemporal context. Our aim is to capture the importance of persistence in a state of poverty and we characterize a corresponding individual intertemporal poverty measure. Our first axiom requires that intertemporal poverty is identical to static poverty in the degenerate single-period case. The remaining two properties express decomposability requirements within poverty spells and across spells in order to reflect the persistence issue. In addition, we axiomatize an aggregation procedure to obtain an intertemporal poverty measure for societies and we illustrate our new index with an application to EU countries. -- Intertemporal poverty measurement ; equity
Do preferences in EU-member states support fiscal federalism? by Elisabetta Croci Angelini( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A generalized index of fractionalization by Walter Bossert( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Measuring economic insecurity by Walter Bossert( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
We provide an axiomatic treatment of the measurement of economic insecurity, assuming that individual insecurity depends on the current wealth level and its variations experienced in the past. The first component plays the role of a buffer stock to rely on in case of an adverse future event. The second component determines the confidence an individual has on his ability to overcome a loss in the future. Experiences in the recent past are given higher weight than experiences that occurred in the more distant past. Two classes of measures are characterized with sets of plausible and intuitive axioms. -- insecurity ; wealth streams ; economic index numbers
Are children in growing danger of social exclusion? : evidence from Italy and Spain by Conchita D'Ambrosio( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In both Spain and Italy welfare state institutions were designed for risks associated with old age, not childhood. The authors suggest that this has resulted in children in Spain and Italy being in danger of social exclusion as government/public intervention is not designed to meet the needs of children
Dynamic measures of individual deprivation by Walter Bossert( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A non-parametric approach to the income and wages distribution : an application to Italy by Conchita D'Ambrosio( Archival Material )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This dissertation presents a non-parametric procedure to analyze the effects of changes in household and workers characteristics on observed movements in the distribution of income and wages. These effects are estimated by applying kernel density methods to appropriate samples in order to obtain counterfactual distributions. The approach here proposed offers a new decomposition method of within and between group components that differs from the classical one of additively decomposable inequality indices. The new method allows one to monitor what factors modified the entire distribution, where precisely on the distribution these factors had an effect and what determined the variation in the level of social distance between groups or geographic areas. Summary statistics of the observed movements and of distance and divergence among the estimated and the counterfactual distributions are provided as well as a new index of social distance. The new methodology is then applied to Italian data on income and wages distribution between 1987 and 1995. One of the main findings is that the observed increase in overall dispersion is due to a rise in social distance among geographic regions
Household characteristics and the distribution of income in Italy : an application of social distance measures by Conchita D'Ambrosio( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Is wealth becoming more polarized in the United States? by Conchita D'Ambrosio( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Un approccio di lungo termine alla stima del costo delle agevolazioni fiscali concesse alla previdenza integrativa by Guido Cervigni( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Reference groups and individual deprivation by Walter Bossert( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
ICT and socio-economic exclusion by John P Haisken-DeNew( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Subjective Well-Being and Relative Deprivation An Empirical Link by Conchita D'Ambrosio( file )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This paper explores the relationship between two well-established concepts of measuring individual well-being: the concept of happiness, i.e. self-reported level of satisfaction with income and life, and relative deprivation/satisfaction, i.e. the gaps between the individual's income and the incomes of all individuals richer/poorer than him. Operationalizing both concepts using micro panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we provide empirical evidence for subjective well-being depending more on relative satisfaction than on absolute levels of income. This finding holds even after controlling for other influential factors in a multivariate setting"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Attitudes to income inequality experimental and survey evidence by Andrew E Clark( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
We review the survey and experimental findings in the literature on attitudes to income inequality. We interpret the latter as any disparity in incomes between individuals. We classify these findings into two broad types of individual attitudes towards the income distribution in a society: the normative and the comparative view. The first can be thought of as the individual's disinterested evaluation of income inequality; on the contrary, the second view reflects self-interest, as individual's inequality attitudes depend not only on how much income they receive but also on how much they receive compared to others. We conclude with a number of extensions, outstanding issues and suggestions for future research
Particulars and Universals in Clinical and Developmental Psychology Critical Reflections - A book honoring Roger Bibace by Meike Watzlawik( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Ambrosio, Conchita d'
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