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Estimating International Poverty Lines from Comparable National Thresholds

Dean Jolliffe; Espen Beer Prydz;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
World Bank's international poverty line of $1.90/day, at 2011 purchasing power parity, is based on a collection of national poverty lines, which were originally used to set the international poverty line of $1.25/day at 2005 purchasing power parity. This paper proposes an approach for estimating a more recent, complete, and comparable collection of national poverty thresholds from reported national poverty rates. The paper presents a set of international poverty lines based on this new database of national poverty lines. In contrast to the lines used to estimate the $1.90 international poverty line, this approach produces national poverty lines that are (1) cons...
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free text keywords: REGIONAL POVERTY LINES, POVERTY THRESHOLD, PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION, LIVING STANDARDS, HEADCOUNT RATIO, INCOME DATA, RURAL POVERTY LINE, DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH, POVERTY LINES, CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES, HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, SOCIAL NORMS, CONSUMPTION, CAPITA INCOME, POVERTY LINE, HUMAN ENERGY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, NATIONAL ACCOUNTS, DEVELOPMENT REPORT, FOOD POVERTY, POVERTY MEASUREMENT, MEAN VALUE, INCOME POVERTY, INCOME, POVERTY RATES, POVERTY ESTIMATES, NATIONAL POVERTY LINE, INCOME DISTRIBUTIONS, POOR COUNTRIES, DEVELOPING WORLD, DENSITY FUNCTION, MEASUREMENT OF POVERTY, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, CONSUMPTION MEASURE, HEALTH INSURANCE, RURAL POVERTY, INCOME DISTRIBUTION, ABSOLUTE POVERTY, NATIONAL POVERTY, POOR PEOPLE, RURAL, LOG-LOG MODEL, HOUSEHOLD_SURVEY, NATIONAL POVERTY RATE, CONSUMPTION AGGREGATE, INTERNATIONAL POVERTY LINES, DEVELOPMENT GOALS, GLOBAL POVERTY, ECONOMICS, MEASURES, POVERTY MEASURES, NATIONAL POVERTY LINES, FIXED EFFECTS, REGION, INSURANCE, POVERTY REDUCTION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, RICH COUNTRIES, PUBLIC POLICY, STANDARD DEVIATION, REGIONAL POVERTY, ABSOLUTE VALUE, PER CAPITA INCOME, EXTREME POVERTY, DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, POVERTY, NATIONAL POVERTY HEADCOUNT, LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES, POLITICAL CONSTRAINTS, EXCHANGE RATES, HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION, TRANSFERS, POVERTY UPDATE, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, INTERNATIONAL POVERTY LINE, POVERTY HEADCOUNT RATES, POLICY RESEARCH, POVERTY STATUS, POVERTY RATE, POOR, DATA ISSUES, POVERTY ASSESSMENT, CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE, HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS, WELFARE MEASURE, MICRO DATA, POVERTY ASSESSMENTS, POVERTY HEADCOUNT RATE, DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS, SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION, DEVELOPMENT POLICY, FOOD ITEMS, INEQUALITY, GROWTH, General Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Sociology and Political Science
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