Amarante, Verónica, Rodrigo Arim, and Andrea Vigorito (2007). "Multidimensional poverty among children in Uruguay 2004-2006. Evidence from panel data." Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

the aim of this paper is to compare three existing methodologies: generalized Foster Greer and Thorbecke indexes (Chakravarty and Bourguignon, 2003), fuzzy sets (Lemmi, 2005; Chiappero-Martinetti, 2001) and stochastic dominance (Duclos and Sahn, 2006). Our purpose is to compare the three approaches in terms of their advantages and disadvantages to build multidimensional poverty measures, concerning aggregation methods, flexibility of substitution among dimensions and weights. After that, we present an empirical illustration of the convergence and divergence of poverty profiles using the three methodologies and of their time path considering the evolution of each of the dimensions included.