The Assessment of Poverty and Inequality through Parametric Estimation of Lorenz Curves: An Evaluation

Camelia Minoiu & Sanjay G. Reddy
The estimation of poverty and inequality often requires the use of grouped data as complete household surveys are neither always available to researchers nor easy to analyze. This study assesses the performance of two functional forms for the Lorenz curve proposed by Kakwani (1980) and Villasenor and Arnold (1989). The methods are implemented using the computational tool POVCAL, developed and distributed by the World Bank. To identify biases associated with this method of estimating the...
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