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Generating Reliable Data to Perform Distributional Analysis in the Arab Region

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  • Sami Bibi

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    (University of Laval)

  • AbdelRahmen El Lahga

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The objective of this paper is twofold. Firstly, we show how reliable datasets can be generated to perform distributional analysis in the Arab region, based on a useful procedure of desegregating grouped data published by official statistical agencies. Secondly, using accessible raw micro data and synthetic datasets, we rely on the existing conventional set of inequality indices to assess the degree of disparity and its evolution over time in the Arab region. The paper fills in an important gap of knowledge on data access and the level and patterns of inequality in the Arab region.

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Paper provided by Economic Research Forum in its series Working Papers with number 561.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
Date of revision: Oct 2010
Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
Handle: RePEc:erg:wpaper:561

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