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Elasticidade Da Pobreza Em Relação À Renda Média E À Desigualdade


  • Rodolfo Hoffmann


The paper shows how to compute the elasticities of the poors head-count ratio (H) in relation to the mean income (() and in relation to the Gini index (G), assuming that the income distribution is lognormal, analysing how these poverty elasticities vary as functions of ( and G. The elasticities are computed for Brazil and its states in 1999, considering the distribution of per capita household income, comparing the results with those obtained by Marinho and Soares (2002) with other methodology. The two estimates show very similar patterns of variation between brazilian states. The obvious advantage of the method used in this paper is the possibility to compute the elasticities using only the values of ( and G for an income distribution. The elasticities are also computed for 2001 e 2002.

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  • Rodolfo Hoffmann, 2004. "Elasticidade Da Pobreza Em Relação À Renda Média E À Desigualdade," Anais do XXXII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 32nd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 054, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2004:054

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    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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