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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 07-04.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Subsidy; Marginal Tax Reforms; Egypt;
Other versions of this item:
- Mathieu Audet & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Paul Makdissi, 2007. "Food Subsidies and Poverty in Egypt: Analysis of Program Reform using Stochastic Dominance," Cahiers de recherche 0707, CIRPEE.
- 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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- NEP-AFR-2007-03-10 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2007-03-10 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2007-03-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2007-03-10 (Central & Western Asia)
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