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Creating National Poverty Profiles and Growth Incidence Curves with Incomplete Income or Consumption Expenditure Data: An Application to Bolivia

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  • Spatz, Julius
  • Klasen, Stephan
  • Grosse, Melanie

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In many developing countries, there does not exist a time series of nationally representative household budget or income surveys, while there often are surveys of regions as well as nationally representative Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) which lack information on incomes. This makes an analysis of trends and determinants of poverty and inequality impossible. This is also the situation in Bolivia where there exist urban household surveys and nationally representative DHS since 1989, while nationally representative household income surveys only exist since 1997. In this paper, we adjust a technique developed for poverty mapping exercises to link urban household income surveys with DHS data to generate a time series of household income data from 1989 to 2002. Our technique performs well on validation tests, is superior to imputing incomes from assets in the DHS, and is able to generate new information on poverty and inequality in Bolivia. --

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Paper provided by Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics in its series Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 with number 26.

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Keywords: Microsimulation; survey matching; poverty; inequality; pro-poor growth; poverty profile; growth incidence curve; Bolivia;

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  1. Stephan Klasen, 2006. "Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction: Measurement Issues using Income and Non-Income Indicators," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 142, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
  2. Michael Grimm & Kenneth Harttgen & Stephan Klasen & Mark Misselhorn, 2007. "A Human Development Index by Income Groups," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 155, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Chris De Neubourg & Jingqing Chai & Marlous de Milliano & Ilze Plavgo & UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2013. "Cross-Country MODA Study: Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA). Technical Note," Innocenti Working Papers inwopa696, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
  4. Osvaldo Nina & Lykke E. Andersen, 2004. "Regional Integration and Poverty: A case study of Bolivia," Development Research Working Paper Series 06/2004, Institute for Advanced Development Studies.
  5. Melanie Grosse & Stephan Klasen & Julius Spatz, 2009. "Matching Household Surveys with DHS Data to Create Nationally Representative Time Series of Poverty: An Application to Bolivia," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 21, Courant Research Centre PEG.

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