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Stochastic Dominance, Poverty and the Treatment Effect Curve

  • Paolo Verme


    (University of Torino)

The paper proposes a simple framework for the evaluation of anti-poverty programs based on single means differences, FGT poverty measures and stochastic dominance theory. A Treatment Effect Curve (TEC) is derived and its use illustrated with simulated data.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 365-373

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00688
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