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Measurement of inequality and poverty

edited by S. Subramanian.

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Published by Oxford University Press in New Delhi, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poverty -- Measurement.,
  • Equality -- Measurement.

  • About the Edition

    Contributed articles with reference to developing countries.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    SeriesOxford in India readings., Oxford India paperbacks
    ContributionsSubramanian, S. 1953-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC79.P6 M43 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 369 p. :
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4006136M
    ISBN 100195655516
    LC Control Number2001361479

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These items were originally intended to test if popular perceptions of inequality followed axioms underlying the theory of inequality measurement (Cowell (Cowell, Finally, the last Author: Frank Cowell.

For a broad overview of inequality measurement see Cowell ( Cowell (, ,Lambert () and for surveys of poverty measurement seeZheng (Zheng (, Inequality and poverty Author: Frank Cowell. Measuring Poverty Around the World.

Anthony B. Atkinson, edited by John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. Princeton University Press. Find this book: The British economist Sir Tony Atkinson () was an authority in the field of poverty and inequality, inspiring communities of scholars and significantly impacting the world of policy.

The handbook on poverty and inequality provides tools to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty. It provides background materials for designing poverty reduction strategies. This book is intended for researchers and policy analysts Cited by:   The book also presents a set of country studies with rich information on growth, poverty and inequality dynamics and the policy challenges that arise in marching toward inclusive growth in the People's Republic of China, Philippines, and Nepal.

and Inclusive Growth in Asia: Measurement, Policy Issues, and Country Studies. Juzhong Zhuang. 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 Cited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Contents: Introduction: the measurement of inequality and poverty / S.

Subramanian --Of the dustmen of London / Henry Mayhew --Methods of measuring the concentration of wealth / M.O. Lorenz --The measurement of income inequality / S.

Anand --How serious is the neglect of intra-household. The incidence of poverty: HCR The head count ratio (HCR) is the most common poverty measure I counts the number of people below a poverty line p I as a share of the population n HCR = HC n = P 1(yi.

This is a collection of writings on the measurement of poverty and inequality, a phenomenon widely observed in all modern societies. The book presents concepts and techniques, and their application in a developing country context, focusing on measurement-related issues.

Book Chapter Indicators of Inequality and Poverty. This essay aims at a broad, main-stream account of the literature on inequality and poverty measurement in the space of income and, additionally, deals with measures of disparity and deprivation in the more expanded domain of capabilities and functionings.

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Breadline Europe: The Measurement of Poverty (Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion)4/5(1). poverty and inequality, as well as how PPP indexes need to be reweighted for use in poverty measurement.

It argues, by reference to my related work with Olivier Dupriez (), that the reweighting, although a clear conceptual improvement, matters less than might be thought.

• Inequality matters for poverty. For a given level of average income, education, land ownership etc., increased inequality of these characteristics will almost always imply higher levels of both absolute and relative deprivation in these dimensions.

• Inequality matters for growth. As acknowledged in. This article focuses on the complexities and idiosyncrasies of poverty measurement, from its origins to current practice. It first considers various concepts of poverty and their measurement and how economists, social statisticians, public policy scholars, sociologists, and other social scientists have contributed to this literature.

It then discusses a few empirical estimates of poverty. Inequality and Poverty A Short Critical Introduction. Authors (view affiliations) S. Subramanian Some FAQs in the Economics of Poverty, Inequality, and Welfare.

Subramanian. Pages Back Matter. Pages PDF. About this book. Introduction. Keywords. Inequality Poverty Measurement Normative Values Distributive Justice and Welfare. Subramanian, S. (ed.) () Measurement of Inequality and Poverty, Readers in Economics Series (Delhi: Oxford University Press) (Re-issued in paperback).

Google Scholar Subramanian, S. () ‘Counting the Poor: An Elementary Difficulty in the Measurement of Poverty’, Economics and Philosophy, 18 (2): –Cited by: The high and insistent demand for in-depth and precise accounts of multidimensional poverty measurement motivates this book, which is aimed at graduate students in quantitative social sciences, researchers of poverty measurement, and technical staff in governments and international agencies who create multidimensional poverty measures.

Conceptualization and measurement of poverty have traditionally relied on purely economic approaches, with income or consumption as the only indicator.

Multidimensional approaches have increasingly been used to understand poverty, but have yet to be fully operationalized. This book uses factorBrand: Springer-Verlag New York. The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world’s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question.

Poverty can change even when inequality does not move at all. Imagine a situation in which income for everyone in the population declines by 10%.

Poverty would rise, since a greater share of the population would now fall below the poverty line. However, inequality would be the same, because everyone suffered the same proportional loss.

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Inequality, poverty and economic mobility in particular have a number of measurement challenges. Gini Index. The most popular measurement of income inequality is the Gini index, which leverages a simple scale of to derive deviance from a given perfect equality point. The Measurement of Income Inequality With Stephen Jenkins An essential preliminary to any inequality study is clarification of the nature of the distribution to be analyzed to ensure that it represents the appropriate concept of economic power and does so for each constituent by: Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets.

Journal of Economic Inequality "This book demonstrates the strength of Atkinson’s legacy for future generations of poverty scholars and underscores how. The book is also designed to serve readers who have studied economics before but wants to learn about its application to poverty and inequality.

The value of economics lies in its relevance to real world problems, and here the problem of poverty is both the central focus and a vehicle for learning economics. The third axiom is the weak transfer axiom which requires that the poverty measure be sensitive to changes in the income distribution of the poor.

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The student doing a graduate course in the measurement of inequality and poverty is all too often plunged directly into the complexities of Schur-convex functions, dominance conditions, partial orders and the axiomatics of characterization theorems.

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Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty with an Eye to Equitable Growth Policy: The Changing Nature of Urban Poverty in China: China is Poorer than We Thought, but No Less Successful in the Fight against Poverty: Poverty Decline in India in the s: A Reality And Not An Artifact: poverty measurement worldwide and sketches a road to improving country practices while achieving greater comparability within and across countries.

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Poverty can change even when inequality does not move at all. Imagine a situation in which income for everyone in the population declines by 10%. Poverty would rise, since a greater share of the population would now fall below the poverty line.

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