Handbook on poverty and inequality / Jonathan Haughton, Shahidur R. Khandker.

By: Haughton, Jonathan Henry
Contributor(s): Khandker, Shahidur R
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, c2009Description: xxi, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780821376133; 0821376136; 9780821376140 (electronic); 0821376144 (electronic)Subject(s): Poverty -- Statistical methods | Poverty -- Econometric models | Equality -- Economic aspects -- Econometric modelsDDC classification: 339.460727 LOC classification: HC79.P6 | H344 2009UN9 MG 2009.H16 .ENGOnline resources: Publisher description | WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents What is poverty and why measure it? -- Measuring poverty -- Poverty lines -- Measures of poverty -- Poverty indexes : checking for robustness -- Inequality measures -- Describing poverty : poverty profiles -- Understanding the determinants of poverty -- Poverty reduction policies -- International poverty comparisons -- The analysis of poverty over time -- Vulnerability to poverty -- Poverty monitoring and evaluation -- Using regression -- The effects of taxation and spending on inequality and poverty -- Using survey data : some cautionary tales.
Summary: Summary: Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 900 indicators for some 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 80 tables. It provides a current overview of the most recent data available as well as important regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. World Development Indicators 2009 presents the most current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows you to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts..
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents What is poverty and why measure it? -- Measuring poverty -- Poverty lines -- Measures of poverty -- Poverty indexes : checking for robustness -- Inequality measures -- Describing poverty : poverty profiles -- Understanding the determinants of poverty -- Poverty reduction policies -- International poverty comparisons -- The analysis of poverty over time -- Vulnerability to poverty -- Poverty monitoring and evaluation -- Using regression -- The effects of taxation and spending on inequality and poverty -- Using survey data : some cautionary tales.

Summary:
Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 900 indicators for some 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 80 tables. It provides a current overview of the most recent data available as well as important regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. World Development Indicators 2009 presents the most current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows you to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts..

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