+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
$6.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality : Theory and Practice - James Foster

A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality

Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 20th May 2013
ISBN: 9780821384619
Number Of Pages: 85

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $98.99
$79.80
19%
OFF
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Earn 160 Qantas Points
on this Book

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.

ISBN: 9780821384619
ISBN-10: 0821384619
Series: World Bank Training Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 85
Published: 20th May 2013
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 23.11  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.66

Earn 160 Qantas Points
on this Book