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Author Duclos, Jean-Yves.

Title Poverty and equity : measurement, policy and estimation with DAD / Jean-Yves Duclos, Abdelkrim Araar
Published New York : Springer, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 393 pages) : illustrations
Series Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being ; 2
Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being ; 2
Contents I. Conceptual and methodological issues: Well-being and poverty -- The empirical measurement of well-being -- II. Measuring poverty and equity: Introduction and notation -- Measuring inequality and social welfare -- Measuring poverty -- Estimating poverty lines -- Measuring progressivity and vertical equity -- Horizontal equity, reranking, and redistribution -- III. Ordinal comparisons: Distributive dominance -- Poverty dominance -- Welfare and inequality dominance -- IV. Policy and growth: Poverty alleviation: policy and growth -- Targeting in the presence of redistributive costs -- Part V: Estimation and inference: An introduction DAD: a software for distributive analysis -- Non parametric estimation in DAD -- Estimation and statistical inference -- Statistical inference in practice -- Part VI: Exercises
Summary This text addresses the understanding and alleviation of poverty, inequality, and inequity using a unique and broad mix of concepts, measurement methods, statistical tools, software, and practical exercises. Part I discusses basic fundamental issues of well-being and poverty measurement. Part II develops an integrated framework for measuring poverty, social welfare, inequality, vertical equity, horizontal equity, and redistribution. Part III presents and develops recent methods for testing the robustness of distributive rankings. Part IV discusses ways of using policy to alleviate poverty, improve welfare, increase equity, and assess the impact of growth. Part V applies the tools to real data. Most of the book's measurement and statistical tools have been programmed in DAD, a well established and widely available free software program that has been tailored especially for income distribution analysis and is used by scholars, researchers, and analysts in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It requires basic understanding of calculus and statistics. Abdelkrim Araar and Jean-Yves Duclos teach economics at Université Laval in Québec City
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-375) and indexes
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Subject Poverty.
Form Electronic book
Author Araar, Abdelkrim.
LC no. 2006923024
ISBN 9780387333182
9781552502297 (electronic bk.)
0387258930 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780387258935 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1552502295 (electronic bk.)
0387333177 (softcover ; alk. paper)
9780387333175 (softcover ; alk. paper)