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

Publicado: 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

Publicado: 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

Publicado: 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

Publicado: 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

Publicado: 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

Publicado: 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 [...]

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Inequality Analysis: The Gini Index. EASYPol Series 040

Publicado: 2006
This analytical tool addresses the most popular inequality index, the Gini index. It discusses its characteristics and the link with another popular graphical tool of representing inequality, the Lorenz Curve. [...]

Estudio de casos

Rapid Growth of Selected Asian Economies. Lessons and Implications for Agriculture and Food Security. Synthesis Report

Publicado: 2006
China’s economy has experienced remarkable growth since economic reform initiated in 1979. The rapid economic growth has been associated with unprecedented progress in poverty alleviation. Based on China’s official poverty [...]

Documentos temáticos

Food Security and Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Building a Case for More Public Support. Policy Assistance Series 2

Publicado: 2006
There are four main reasons for which agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) deserves more public support.  First is a moral imperative: SSA governments cannot and should not ignore a sector [...]

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Monitoring Policy Impacts (MPI). The Application of the LogFrame Method. EASYPol Series 058

Publicado: 2005
The LogFrame method is an instrument employed by analysts, planners and managers for: problem analysis, objective formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of selected, objective-oriented interventions that aim at a change of reality from a situation [...]