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June 16-17, 2006

Poverty and Equity: Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD

By Duclos Jean-Yves & Araar Abdelkrim

Daily schedule
09:00 – 10:30 Training
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Training
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Training
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 Training
 
Important remark:
The material of training session will draw extensively from a book by Jean-Yves Duclos and Abdelkrim Araar to be published by Springer in April 2006 and which will be made available for free on the internet by the IDRC. The training session will also make extensive use of the DAD software to illustrate and apply the measurement and policy tools that will be presented.

Readings and Exercises

Poverty and Equity: Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD - Exercices

Poverty and Equity: Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD - Table of contents
Dad : A Software for Poverty and Distributive Analysis - Working paper

Program

THE EMPIRICAL MEASUREMENT OF WELL-BEING
  (Duclos)

  • Survey issues
  • Income versus consumption
  • Price variability
  • Household heterogeneity
  • Counting units

HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS AND SAMPLING DESIGN (Duclos)

  • Sampling unit
  • Sampling design
  • Sampling weights
  • Stratification
  • Multi-stage sampling

AN INTRODUCTION TO DAD: A SOFTWARE FOR DISTRIBUTIVE ANALYSIS (Araar)

  • Loading, editing and saving databases in DAD
  • Inputting the sampling design information
  • Applications in DAD: basic procedures
  • Curves Graphs
  • Statistical inference: sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing

AN INTRODUCTION TO DASP: DISTRIBUTIVE ANALYSIS STATA PACKAGE (Araar)

MEASURING INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE (Araar)

  • Lorenz curves
  • Gini indices Social welfare and inequality
  • Statistical and descriptive indices of inequality
  • Decomposing inequality

ESTIMATING POVERTY LINES (Duclos)

  • Absolute and relative poverty lines
  • Cost of basic needs
  • Food energy intake
  • Estimating relative and subjective poverty lines

MEASURING POVERTY (Araar)

  • Poverty gaps
  • Poverty indices
  • Decomposing poverty
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Poverty curves

DISTRIBUTIVE DOMINANCE (Duclos)

  • Ordering distributions
  • Sensitivity of poverty comparisons
  • Dominance tests
  • Poverty dominance
  • Welfare and inequality dominance

POVERTY DYNAMICS (Araar)

  • Growth and redistribution decomposition
  • Sectoral decomposition
  • Pro-poor growth 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION: POLICY AND GROWTH (Duclos)

  • The impact of targeting
  • Income-component and sectoral growth
  • Inequality and poverty

MEASURING PROGRESSIVITY AND VERTICAL EQUITY (Araar)

  • Concentration curves
  • Concentration indices
  • Progressivity comparisons

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