Chakravarty, Satya R. Chattopadhyay, Nachiketa Silber, Jacques
Year of Publication:
ADBI Working Paper Series 610
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.
Poverty poverty line poverty measurement poverty headcount ratio poverty gap ratio