Measuring Inequality: An Experience using Indian Data

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Bedassa Tadesse


This paper discusses the effect of a social welfare program me initiated to mitigate absolute poverty using data collected from the southern India state of Tamil Nadu. It utilized one of the modern techniques developed for measuring inequality using coefficients of Lorenz curve derived by on Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) method. The study indicates that Integrated Rural Development program me (IRDP), in the state, has helped not only in mitigating absolute poverty but also in reducing the disparity in income distribution among the beneficiary households.

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:Income distribution

Secondary Descriptor:Poverty; Social classes

Geographic Descriptors:Indian
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Equality
Call Number:330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Content type:EEA Publication
Year:April, 1995
Publication date:1995-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: Bedassa Tadesse_Measuring Inequality.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Serial (Journal)
Current frequency:Semiannual
Author: Bedassa Tadesse

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