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Title:A note on decomposing differences in poverty incidence using regression estimates: algorithm and example PDF Logo
Authors:Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar
Gang, Ira N.
Yun, Myeong-Su
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2262
Abstract:This paper decomposes differences in poverty incidence (head count ratio) using estimates from a regression equation, synthesizing the approaches proposed in World Bank (2003) and Yun (2004). A significance test is developed for characteristics and coefficients effects when decomposing differences in poverty incidence. The proposed method is implemented for studying differences in poverty incidence between Serbians and Albanians in Kosovo using Living Standard Measurement Survey.
Subjects:poverty incidence
head count ratio
OLS
probit
decomposition
JEL:C20
I30
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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