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Food subsidies and poverty in Egypt: Analysis of program reform using stochastic dominance

  • Paul Makdissi

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    (GREDI, Département d'économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Mathieu Audet

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

Throughout this article, we utilize consumption dominance curves, a tool developed by Makdissi and Wodon (2002) to analyze the impacts on poverty brought on by changes in the food subsidy system in Egypt. The Egypt Integrated Household Survey (EIHS) of 1997 allows us to conclude that changes brought to these subsidies have not always worked towards alleviating poverty.

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 07-04.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:07-04
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