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Econometric Analysis in Poverty Research

With Case Studies from Developing Countries

by Johannes Gräb (Author)
©2009 Thesis XVIII, 129 Pages
Open Access
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Summary

Poverty and inequality persist in many regions of the developing world. This may be due mainly to an ineffective targeting of policies to address the root causes of poverty. Sustainable policy interventions are in need of reliable concepts of poverty and of a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanism that lead to such deprivation. The three essays of this book add to the debate concerning appropriate statistical tools in empirical development economics. The work proposes specific methodologies to analyze the extent of poverty and its underlying factors based on recent household surveys. The first chapter deals with a concept of poverty comparisons when panel data is at hand. The second chapter studies the determinants of spatial inequality using multilevel modelling. The third chapter analyzes the relation between a child’s nutritional status and its survival probability.

Details

Pages
XVIII, 129
Year
2009
ISBN (PDF)
9783653004809
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631597101
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-00480-9
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (June)
Keywords
Armutsmessung Regionale Ungleichheit Unterernährung Ökonometrie Kindersterblichkeit
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XVIII, 129 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Johannes Gräb (Author)

The Author: Johannes Gräb, born in Göttingen in 1980, studied economics at the University of Mannheirn. He was a Ph.D. Candidate as well as a research and teaching associate at the Department of Economics and the Center for Statistics at the University of Göttingen. He has also worked as a consultant for several international development agencies in various countries in Africa.

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