Food Subsidies and Poverty in Egypt: Analysis of Program Reform using Stochastic Dominance
AbstractThroughout this article, we utilize consumption dominance curves, a tool developed by Makdissi and Wodon (2002) to analyze the impacts on poverty brought on by changes in the food subsidy system in Egypt. The Egypt Integrated Household Survey (EIHS) of 1997 allows us to conclude that changes brought to these subsidies have not always worked towards alleviating poverty.
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Date of creation: 2007
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Subsidy; Marginal Tax Reforms; Egypt;
Other versions of this item:
- Paul Makdissi & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Mathieu Audet, 2007. "Food subsidies and poverty in Egypt: Analysis of program reform using stochastic dominance," Cahiers de recherche 07-04, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
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