Global Poverty Estimates: A Sensitivity Analysis

Title: Global Poverty Estimates: A Sensitivity Analysis
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2013
Description:

Current estimates of global poverty vary substantially across studies. We undertake a sensitivity analysis to highlight the importance of methodological choices by measuring global poverty using different data sources, parametric and nonparametric estimation methods, and multiple poverty lines. Our results indicate that estimates of global poverty vary significantly when they are based alternately on data from household surveys in poverty over the past decade is found to be robust across methodological choices.

Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Camelia Minoiu
Citation:

Dhongde, Shatakshee and Camelia Minoiu. "Global Poverty Estimates: A Sensitivity Analysis" World Development 44 (2013): 1-13.

Categories:
  • Development Economics
  • Economic Measurement
  • Inequality and Poverty
  • Policy Analysis
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Related Departments:
  • School of Economics