Poverty in Ireland, 1987-1994 : a stochastic dominance approach

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Title: Poverty in Ireland, 1987-1994 : a stochastic dominance approach
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Smith, Fiona
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/780
Date: Jul-2000
Online since: 2009-01-08T15:16:12Z
Abstract: Poverty dominance analysis uses stochastic dominance to provide rankings of distributions in terms of poverty which are not sensitive to the choice of poverty line. This analysis is carried out for Ireland using Household Budget Survey data for 1987 and 1994 including tests for the statistical significance of the results. We find that for a wide range of absolute poverty lines, poverty in Ireland fell over the 1987-1994 period. When relative poverty lines are used, second-order dominance for 1987 over 1994 is found for the case of expenditure and third-order dominance for 1994 over 1987 for the case of income.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Economic and Social Research Institute
Journal: Economic and social review
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
Start page: 187
End page: 214
Copyright (published version): 2000 Economic and Social Research Institute
Subject LCSH: Poverty--Ireland
Stochastic orders
Poverty--Statistical methods
Other versions: http://www.esr.ie/vol31_3/1Madden.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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