A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality--Theory and Practice : Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software Foster, James Seth, Suman Lokshin, Michael Sajaia, Zurab 2013-06-04T15:59:37Z 2013-06-04T15:59:37Z 2013-05-10
dc.description.abstract A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software. The approach taken here considers income standards as building blocks for basic measurement, then uses them to construct inequality and poverty measures. This unified approach provides advantages in interpreting and contrasting the measures and in understanding the way measures vary over time and space. Several recent initiatives have lowered the cost of accessing household datasets. The ADePT software enables users to analyze microdata from household surveys and other sources and generate print-ready, standardized tables and charts. It can also be used to simulate the impact of economic shocks, cash transfers and other policy instruments on poverty, and inequality. The software automates analysis, helps minimize human errors, and encourages development of new economic analysis methods. Of interest to teachers and students as well as to policy practitioners, A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality will empower researchers to plumb greater depths in searching for regularity in larger and larger datasets. This book should help to enrich discussion and analysis relating to the World Bank's recent effort toward defining new targets and indicators for promoting work on eradicating poverty and enhancing shared prosperity. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-8461-9
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Income standards
dc.subject Inequality measures
dc.subject Poverty measures
dc.subject Distribution
dc.subject Sensitivity Analyses
dc.subject Dominance Analyses
dc.subject Chronic poverty
dc.subject Inequality of opportunity
dc.subject Watts Index
dc.subject SST Index
dc.subject CHUC Index
dc.subject Gini coefficient
dc.subject Lorenz curve
dc.subject Growth curve
dc.title A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality--Theory and Practice : Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2013-05-10
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-8461-9 78298
okr.language.supported en
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
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