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Regional poverty lines, poverty profiles, and targeting

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  • Quentin Wodon

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The most labour-intensive task in building a poverty profile consists in the estimation of the poverty lines. Does it matter whether poverty lines are estimated for the urban and rural sectors as a whole or by geographical area within each sector? Using a decomposition of the Gini index of inequality in poverty measures, it is shown that it does, but not too much in Bangladesh.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 6 (1999)
Issue (Month): 12 ()
Pages: 809-812

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:12:p:809-812

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  1. Magne Mogstad & Audun Langørgen & Rolf Aaberge, 2005. "Region-Specific versus Country-specific Poverty Lines in Analysis of Poverty," Discussion Papers 408, Research Department of Statistics Norway.

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