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Equivalence Scales: Objective Methods. EASYPol Series 034

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how to use objective methods to derive Equivalence scales. The focus will be on the Engel method, on the Rothbarth method and on the Utility-based methods. [...]

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Equivalence Scales. Subjective Methods. EASYPol Series 033

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how to use subjective methods to derive equivalence scales. Different methods exist, but the focus will be on parametric methods. These methods are based on the [...]

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Equivalence Scales. General Aspects. EASYPol Series 032

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how inequality and poverty analysis may be carried out when the income distribution is defined over households (i.e. household incomes) and not over individuals (i.e. individual [...]

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Impacts of Policies on Poverty: Generalised Poverty Gap Measures. EASYPol Series 010

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates advanced ways to measure poverty. It belongs to a set of EASYPol modules that discuss how to measure poverty according to different perspectives. In particular, this module will [...]

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Impacts of Policies on Poverty. Distributional Poverty Gap Measures. EASYPol Series 009

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates advanced ways to measure poverty. It belongs to a set of modules that discuss how to measure poverty according to different perspectives. In particular, this module will deal [...]

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Impacts of Policies on Poverty: Basic Poverty Measures. EASYPol Series 007

Published: 2005
This analytical tool describes two of the most commonly used poverty measures in applied policy works, i.e., the headcount ratio (HR) and the poverty gap (PG) ratio. These are basic [...]

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Impacts of Policies on Poverty. Relative Poverty Lines. EASYPol Series 006

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how to define “relative” poverty lines, i.e. poverty lines based on approaches that consider the welfare position of each individual or household in relation to the welfare position [...]

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Impacts of Policies on Poverty. Absolute Poverty Lines. EASYPol Series 005

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how to define “absolute” poverty lines, i.e poverty lines based on approaches that consider the welfare position of each individual or household as if it were independent of [...]

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Impacts of Policies on Poverty: The Definition of Poverty. EASYPol Series 004

Published: 2005
This conceptual and technical paper illustrates how poverty can be defined in the context of policy impact analysis. After reporting and discussing the definition of poverty as “the lack of, [...]

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Crossing Generalised Lorenz Curves. EASYPol Series 003

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how Crossing Generalised Lorenz (GL) curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on social welfare grounds within a set of alternative income distributions [...]