Assessing the Distributional Impact of Public Policy

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Essama-Nssah, B.
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2014-08-11T16:46:53Z
dc.date.available
2014-08-11T16:46:53Z
dc.date.issued
2002-09
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Economic development necessarily changes the welfare of socioeconomic groups to various degrees, depending on differences in their social arrangements. The challenge for policymakers is to select the changes that will be most socially desirable. The author demonstrates the usefulness of distributional analysis for social evaluation and, more specifically, for welfare evaluation, using data from the 1994 Integrated Household Survey in Guinea. Because the international community has declared poverty eradication a fundamental objective of development, the author uses a poverty-focused approach to social evaluation based on the maximum principle. This principle offers a unifying framework for analyzing the socioeconomic impact of public policy by using a wide variety of evaluation functions, inequality indicators (like the extended Gini coefficient), and poverty indices (such as Sen's index and the members of the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke family). The author also examines, within the context of commodity taxation, how to identify socially desirable policy options using both the dominance criterion and abbreviated social welfare functions. He includes computer routines for calculating various welfare indices and for plotting the relevant concentration curves.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/09/2016298/assessing-distributional-impact-public-policy
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19279
dc.language
English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 2883
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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PUBLIC POLICY EVALUATION
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DISTRIBUTIONAL IMPACT
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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WELFARE ECONOMICS
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SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS
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SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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POVERTY INDEX
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INEQUITY
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GINI COEFFICIENT
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POVERTY INCIDENCE
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COMMODITY TAXATION
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POLICY PLANNING
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SOCIAL WELFARE
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COMPUTERIZATION AVAILABLE DATA
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BENCHMARK
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BETWEEN-GROUP INEQUALITY
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CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION
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DATA SET
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DATA SETS
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DECREASING FUNCTION
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DEVELOPING WORLD
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DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION
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DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS
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DISTRIBUTIONAL ANALYSIS
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DISTRIBUTIONAL IMPACT
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ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS
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ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT
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ELASTICITY
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EQUAL WEIGHT
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FACTOR COMPONENTS
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GINI COEFFICIENT
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GROUP INEQUALITY
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HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES
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HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY DATA
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IMPACT ANALYSIS
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INCOME
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INCOME ELASTICITY
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INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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INCOME SHARE
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INEQUALITY
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INEQUALITY INDICATORS
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LIVING STANDARD
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LORENZ CURVE
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POLICY ANALYSIS
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POLICY OPTIONS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLICY STATEMENT
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POOR GROUP
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POPULATION SHARE
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POVERTY ANALYSIS
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POVERTY ASSESSMENT
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POVERTY ERADICATION
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POVERTY IMPACT
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POVERTY INDICES
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POVERTY LINE
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY
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POVERTY STATUS
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PROGRAMS
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PUBLIC POLICY
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SERIES DATA
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SOCIAL EXCLUSION
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SOCIAL JUSTICE
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SOCIAL PROGRESS
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SOCIAL WELFARE
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STATISTICAL OFFICE
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TAXATION
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TIME SERIES
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VALUATION
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VALUE JUDGMENTS
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WELL-BEING
dc.title
Assessing the Distributional Impact of Public Policy
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2002-09
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/09/2016298/assessing-distributional-impact-public-policy
okr.globalpractice
Poverty
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-2883
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000094946_02100104011757
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2016298
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WPS2883
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/10/12/000094946_02100104011757/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Guinea
okr.sector
Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: General public administration sector
okr.topic
Economic Theory and Research
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Impact Evaluation
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Health Economics and Finance
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Public Health Promotion
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Off of Sr VP Dev Econ/Chief Econ (DECVP)
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1

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