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Making inferences about the polarization, welfare and poverty of nations: a study of 101 countries 1970-1995


  • Gordon Anderson

    (Economics Department, University of Toronto, Canada)


Stochastic Dominance techniques are adapted and employed to study the extent and progress of Polarization, Welfare and Poverty of 101 nations over the period 1970-1995. The adaptations provide methods of comparing mass relocation by evaluating various degrees of right and left separation between distributions. The results reveal that, whilst welfare increased and then diminished and poverty diminished and then increased, polarization between rich and poor countries continued unabated throughout the period emphasizing the distinction between polarization and inequality. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Gordon Anderson, 2004. "Making inferences about the polarization, welfare and poverty of nations: a study of 101 countries 1970-1995," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(5), pages 537-550.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:19:y:2004:i:5:p:537-550
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.750

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