A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality
This book is an introduction to the theory and practice of poverty measurement. The book is comprehensive, with all relevant concepts defined and explained. On completing this book you will be able to perform sophisticated analyses of income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the ADePT program (a free download from the World Bank’s Web site). With this background, country experts can generate the analyses for a poverty reduction strategy paper. Researchers can construct macro data series suitable for empirical analyses. Students can replicate and check the robustness of published results. Several recent initiatives have lowered the cost of accessing household datasets. The goal of this book is to further reduce the cost of analyzing these data for sharing with interested parties.