Statistical inference for poverty indices with fixed poverty lines
The consistency and asymptotic normality of estimators for two classes of poverty indices, decomposable indices, and Sen-like indices is demonstrated. Asymptotic variance expressions are obtained that allow for easy distribution-free statistical inference on the resulting estimates. An empirical example using Canadian microdata demonstrates the feasibility and usefulness of the techniques.
Volume (Year): 29 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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