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TIPs for poverty analysis. The case of Spain, 1980-81 to 1990-91


  • Coral del Río

    (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Javier Ruiz-Castillo

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)


In this paper, we apply the methodology developed by Jenkins and Lambert (1996) to the study of the evolution ofpoverty in Spain during the 1980's. The main advantage of this approach lies in the fact that it provides poverty orderings consitent with a wide subset of generalized poverty gap poverty indices, while allowing different poverty lines for each of the distributions being compared. Our contnbution focuses on two aspects. (i) We estimate poverty trends for homogeneous subgroups of households of the same size. For the heterogeneous population as a whole, we study the robustness of our results to the choice of the equivalence scale. (ii) We extend to our procedures of statistical inference which are already used in the inequality literature. The main conclusion is the unambrigous fall in poverty levels, both in the population as a whole as well as in all subgroups in the partition by household siz.e.
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  • Coral del Río & Javier Ruiz-Castillo, 2001. "TIPs for poverty analysis. The case of Spain, 1980-81 to 1990-91," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 25(1), pages 63-91, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:iec:inveco:v:25:y:2001:i:1:p:63-91

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    1. Edwin Fourrier-Nicolai & Michel Lubrano, 2017. "Bayesian Inference for TIP curves: An Application to Child Poverty in Germany," Working Papers halshs-01494354, HAL.
    2. Coral del Río & Carlos Gradín & Olga Cantó, 2006. "What helps households with children in leaving poverty? Evidence from Spain," Working Papers 24, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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