Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163109
Authors: 
Chakravarty, Satya R.
Chattopadhyay, Nachiketa
Silber, Jacques
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 610
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the number of poor in various countries in Asia by applying an "amalgam poverty line", which is a weighted average of an absolute poverty line (such as $1.25 per day or $1.45 per day) and a reference income (such as the mean or the median income). The number of poor is computed under various values of the weight applied to the absolute poverty line, namely 100%, 90%, 66%, and 50%. The paper provides estimates of the headcount ratio and poverty gap ratio under the various scenarios for 25 different countries or regions examined.
Subjects: 
Poverty
poverty line
poverty measurement
poverty headcount ratio
poverty gap ratio
JEL: 
D31
D63
I32
O53
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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