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Poverty Simulation And Price Changes

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  • Christophe Muller

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

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Spatial price dispersion varies because of climatic fluctuations, marketimperfections, economic growth or economic policies. These variations areoften neglected in poverty studies.In this paper, we propose a simple simulation formula to assess the effecton poverty of a change in the spatial mean or spatial variance of price indiceswithout having to model each household situation. This approach constitutes aconvenient first step of the analysis of the impact of change in pricedistributions before more sophisticated investigation of causality structures andhousehold heterogeneity.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2006-13.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2006
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Keywords: Measurement and Analysis of Poverty; Income Distribution; Prices.;

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