Was Ireland better off in 1994 than in 1987?

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Title: Was Ireland better off in 1994 than in 1987?
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/774
Date: Apr-2000
Abstract: This paper examines the change in welfare in Ireland over the 1987- 1994 period by investigating whether Lorenz and Generalised Lorenz dominance can be observed for household expenditure data. It also calculates bootstrapped standard error measures for Lorenz and Generalised Lorenz curves and finds that the Generalised Lorenz curve for 1994 lies everywhere above that for 1987 thus indicating dominance. It also investigates whether welfare rose using more specific social welfare measures based on average expenditure and the Gini coefficient and finds a statistically significant rise in social welfare.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 2000
Keywords: Lorenz dominanceGeneralised Lorenz dominanceSocial welfare
Subject LCSH: Income distribution--Mathematical models
Public welfare--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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