Measuring poverty using fuzzy set approach: Turkish case

Basaran A., Gunay S., YERELİ A. B.

Joint 4th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, EUSFLAT 2005 and 11th French Days on Fuzzy Logic and Applications, LFA 2005, Barcelona, Spain, 7 - 09 September 2005, pp.84-87 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-87
  • Keywords: Fuzzy index, Fuzzy set, Membership function, Poverty
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In the literature, The most mentioned issues about measuring poverty are its multi dimensionality and vagueness. Besides traditional approaches fuzzy approaches are widely employed. In this study fuzzy index of poverty (FIP) is calculated for Turkey based on approximately 25000 households. The indicators are disposable income, food expenditure, clothing and footwear expenditures and habitable area per person.