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Title:Consistent testing for poverty dominance PDF Logo
Authors:Thuysbaert, Bram
Zitikis, Riécardas
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2005/64
Abstract:If uncertainty exists over the exact location of the poverty line or over which measure to use to compare poverty between distributions, one may want to check whether poverty dominance holds. We develop a consistent statistical test to test the null of poverty dominance against the alternative of nondominance. Dominance criteria corresponding to absolute and relative poverty measures are dealt with. The poverty line is allowed to depend on the income distribution. A bootstrap procedure is proposed to estimate critical values for the test. Our results cover both independent and paired samples. – poverty ; stochastic dominance ; random poverty line ; bootstrap
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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