Measuring poverty using parametrized Lorenz curve – The case of Macedonia

Eftimoski, Dimitar and Josheski, Dushko (2015) Measuring poverty using parametrized Lorenz curve – The case of Macedonia. In: Regionalna naucno strucna konferencija - ERAZ 2015 -Odrzivi ekonomski razvoj-savremeni i multidisciplinarni pristupi, 11 June 2015, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Abstract

The primary aim of this paper is to show how can we construct poverty measures from grouped data, i.e., to show how can we derive poverty measures from parameterized Lorenz curve? In this paper, Gaurav Datt’s approach has been applied. The derived poverty measures are estimated in the case of Macedonia, using interactive software package “Povcal", created by the World Bank. Our findings suggest two main conclusions: 1) the high poverty level is accompanied with a moderate level of income inequality, and 2) the transmission mechanism from the economic growth to poverty reduction is working properly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Dusko Josevski
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 12:27
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 12:27
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/14198

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