Poverty and Equity

Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD

  • Jean-Yves Duclos
  • Abdelkrim Araar

Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Conceptual and Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Measuring Poverty and Equity

  4. Ordinal Comparisons of Poverty and Equity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Pages 155-163
    3. Pages 165-180
  5. Poverty and Equity: Policy and Growth

  6. Estimation and Inference for Distributive Analysis

  7. Exercises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Pages 303-328
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-393

About this book


This text addresses the understanding and alleviation of poverty, inequality, and inequity using a unique and broad mix of concepts, measurement methods, statistical tools, software, and practical exercises. Part I discusses basic fundamental issues of well-being and poverty measurement. Part II develops an integrated framework for measuring poverty, social welfare, inequality, vertical equity, horizontal equity, and redistribution. Part III presents and develops recent methods for testing the robustness of distributive rankings. Part IV discusses ways of using policy to alleviate poverty, improve welfare, increase equity, and assess the impact of growth. Part V applies the tools to real data.

Most of the book’s measurement and statistical tools have been programmed in DAD, a well established and widely available free software program that has been tailored especially for income distribution analysis and is used by scholars, researchers, and analysts in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It requires basic understanding of calculus and statistics.

Abdelkrim Araar and Jean-Yves Duclos teach economics at Université Laval in Québec City.



DAD software Measurement economics income distribution inequality poverty statistical inference statistics welfare well-being

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Yves Duclos
    • 1
  • Abdelkrim Araar
    • 2
  1. 1.Interuniversity Centre on Risk, Economic Policies and Employment (CIRPEE)Universite LavalQuébecCanada
  2. 2.CIRPEE and Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) networkUniversite LavalQuébecCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25893-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-33318-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1088
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