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Statistical inference for vector measures of inequality and poverty


In this paper, we consider methods of inference for vector measures of inequality and poverty. These vector measures may consist of several different scalar measures of inequality or poverty in a single dimension, several scalar measures of poverty which use different poverty lines, or several scalar measures of inequality or poverty in different dimensions. Our proposed methods are illustrated with a Monte Carlo simulation and two empirical examples utilizing Canadian household data.

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Thompson, B.S. Statistical inference for vector measures of inequality and poverty. J Econ Inequal 8, 451–462 (2010).

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  • Inequality
  • Multidimensional welfare
  • Poverty