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Impacts of Policies on Poverty: Axioms for Poverty Measurement. EASYPol Series 008

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates on what basis a poverty index should be chosen. In particular, it discusses the desirable properties that a poverty index should respect. These desirable properties are [...]

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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 [...]

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Generalised Lorenz Curves. EASYPol Series 002

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

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Lorenz Curves. EASYPol Series 001

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how Lorenz Curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on social welfare grounds, within a set of alternative income distributions generated by different [...]

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Charting Income Inequality. The Lorenz Curve. EASYPol Series 000

Published: 2005
This analytical tool explains how to build Lorenz Curves for income distributions and discusses their use for inequality measurement. A short conceptual background, a step-by-step procedure and a simple numerical [...]
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