Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being

Poverty and Equity

Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD

Authors: Duclos, Jean-Yves, Araar, Abdelkrim

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This text addresses the understanding and alleviation of poverty, inequality, and inequity using a unique and broad mix of concepts, measurement methods, statistical tools, software, and practical exercises. Part I discusses basic fundamental issues of well-being and poverty measurement. Part II develops an integrated framework for measuring poverty, social welfare, inequality, vertical equity, horizontal equity, and redistribution. Part III presents and develops recent methods for testing the robustness of distributive rankings. Part IV discusses ways of using policy to alleviate poverty, improve welfare, increase equity, and assess the impact of growth. Part V applies the tools to real data.

Most of the book’s measurement and statistical tools have been programmed in DAD, a well established and widely available free software program that has been tailored especially for income distribution analysis and is used by scholars, researchers, and analysts in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It requires basic understanding of calculus and statistics.

Abdelkrim Araar and Jean-Yves Duclos teach economics at Université Laval in Québec City.

 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poverty and Equity
Book Subtitle
Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD
Authors
Series Title
Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33318-2
DOI
10.1007/0-387-33318-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-25893-5
Series ISSN
2364-107X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 394
Topics