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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2858; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082858

Application of the Vector Measure Construction Method and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity Ideal Solution for the Analysis of the Dynamics of Changes in the Poverty Levels in the European Union Countries

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Department of Computer Methods in Experimental Economics, University of Szczecin, Mickiewicza 64, 71-101 Szczecin, Poland
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Department of Macroeconomics, University of Szczecin, Mickiewicza 64, 71-101 Szczecin, Poland
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Department of Multimedia Systems, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Żołnierska 49, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland
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Received: 15 July 2018 / Revised: 5 August 2018 / Accepted: 8 August 2018 / Published: 11 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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In the context of the development of countries, the issue of sustainability is one of the most important aspects that are currently dealt with by scientists and organizations worldwide. There are developed concepts, sustainable development objectives, as well as indicators and tools for measuring sustainability. Following the scientific approach, which aims at operationalization of the concept of sustainable development, the authors propose the application of their own Vector Measure Construction Method for evaluation of sustainable development progress. This method enables creation of aggregated measures with the use of discretionary configuration of indicators and it can be applied for establishing rankings, classifications, and for analyzing dynamics of changes. The research was conducted for European Union countries based on data related to execution of one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (No Poverty). The results may constitute the recommendation on the selection of methodological approach for activities related to evaluation of sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; sustainable development goals; no poverty; multidimensional comparative analysis; vector measure construction method; technique for order preference by similarity ideal solution sustainable development; sustainable development goals; no poverty; multidimensional comparative analysis; vector measure construction method; technique for order preference by similarity ideal solution
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Piwowarski, M.; Miłaszewicz, D.; Łatuszyńska, M.; Borawski, M.; Nermend, K. Application of the Vector Measure Construction Method and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity Ideal Solution for the Analysis of the Dynamics of Changes in the Poverty Levels in the European Union Countries. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2858.

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