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Poverty comparisons with dependent samples

  • Buhong Zheng

    (Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, USA)

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    Standard inference procedures for poverty comparisons require samples to be independent. For many commonly used income samples, however, this requirement is not fulfilled since samples are rotated. This article introduces an easy-to-use method of correction for sample dependency. We also apply the method to test changes in US poverty in the 1990s and to evaluate the marginal effects of public assistance on poverty before and after the recent welfare reform. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Applied Econometrics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 419-428

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