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Future Expansion of Soybean 2005-2014. Implications for Food Security, Sustainable Rural Development and Agricultural Policies in the Countries of Mercosur and Bolivia. Synthesis document. Policy Assistance Series 3

Published: 2007
The purpose of this document is to provide greater insight into the possible implications of soybean expansion for food security, rural development and agricultural policies in these countries for the [...]

Report

The State of Food and Agriculture. Paying Farmers for Environmental Services

Published: 2007
The State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fibre. The report concludes that [...]

Tool

Policy Impacts on Inequality. Weighting Samples: Introductory Issues. EASYPol Series 081

Published: 2006
This analytical tool illustrates the concept of weighting samples in survey analysis. In particular, it deals with: a) the concept of weights and inflation factors; b) why weights are important [...]

Tool

WinDASI: A Software for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects. Calculations Performed by the Software. EASYPol Series 020

Published: 2006
This analytical tool illustrates how to carry out cost-benefit calculations of investment projects in WinDASI, after data are inserted in the database. It explains, by means of a step-by step [...]

Tool

Policy Impacts on Inequality: Simple Inequality Measures. EASYPol Series 080

Published: 2006
This module illustrates the simplest ways to measure inequality drawing on the statistical concepts of location, shape and variability. In particular, the following measures will be addressed: a) the range; [...]

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Policy Impacts on Inequality: Inequality and Axioms for its Measurement. EASYPol Series 054

Published: 2006
This tool illustrates the concept of desirable properties any inequality index should respect. In particular, it introduces the distinction between a positive and a normative approach to inequality analysis. Then, [...]

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Policy Impacts on Inequality. Decomposition of Income Inequality by Income Sources. EASYPol Series 053

Published: 2006
This analytical tool illustrates how to decompose inequality measures by income sources. In particular, it discusses this decomposition in the context of the Gini and the Theil Indexes. A step-by-step [...]

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Policy impacts on inequality: Decomposition of Income Inequality by Subgroups. EASYPol Series 052

Published: 2006
This analytical tool illustrates how to decompose inequality measures by subgroups of populations. In particular, it defines the concepts of within and between inequality and analyses how different inequality indexes [...]

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Describing Income Inequality. Theil Index and Entropy Class Indexes. EASYPol Series 051

Published: 2006
This analytical tool illustrates the entropy class of inequality indexes. In particular, it shows how different inequality indexes may be obtained by using a general definition (class) of indexes by [...]

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Policy Impacts on Inequality. Welfare Based Measures of Inequality: The Atkinson Index. EASYPol Series 050

Published: 2006
This analytical tool illustrates one of the most popular welfare-based measures of inequality, the Atkinson Index . In particular, it discusses the foundations of this Index, in terms of social [...]