TIPs for the Analysis of Poverty in Mexico, 1992-2005
AbstractThis paper proposes some changes to the official methodology that is currently in use to measure the state of poverty in Mexico. Among other suggestions, it is recommended the use of bootstrapping to estimate confidence intervals for the poverty statistics, as well as the use of dominance analysis when making intertemporal comparisons. In particular, since poverty lines change over time, the paper proposes the use of TIP curves for that end. Using the eight surveys that were made during the period 1992-2005, the paper presents a large number of absolute poverty statistics and TIP curves, as well as comparisons among them. One of the findings is the deterioration of the living conditions of the poorest among the poor, about a half million people, with respect to the conditions they endured before the 1994 economic crisis.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México in its series EGAP Working Papers with number 2007-08.
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Poverty; confidence intervals; standard error; bootstrap; resampling; FGT measures; TIP curves; dominance; Mexico;
Other versions of this item:
- Carlos M. Urzúa & Alejandra Macías & Héctor H. Sandoval, 2008. "TIPs for the Analysis of Poverty in Mexico, 1992-2005," Revista de Administración, Finanzas y Economía (Journal of Management, Finance and Economics), Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México, vol. 2(1), pages 74-91.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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- NEP-ALL-2007-05-04 (All new papers)
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