Data Gaps, Data Incomparability, and Data Imputation: A Review of Poverty Measurement Methods for Data-Scarce Environments

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Hai-Anh Dang

World Bank - Development Data Group (DECDG)

Dean Jolliffe

World Bank; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Calogero Carletto

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Calogero Carletto

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Date Written: December 19, 2017

Abstract

This paper reviews methods that have been employed to estimate poverty in contexts where household consumption data are unavailable or missing. These contexts range from completely missing and partially missing consumption data in cross-sectional household surveys, to missing panel household data. The paper focuses on methods that aim to compare trends and dynamic patterns of poverty outcomes over time. It presents the various methods under a common framework, with pedagogical discussion on the intuition. Empirical illustrations are provided using several rounds of household survey data from Vietnam. Furthermore, the paper provides a practical guide with detailed instructions on computer programs that can be used to implement the reviewed techniques.

Keywords: Inequality, Poverty Diagnostics, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Poverty Lines, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Poverty Assessment, Educational Sciences, Labor & Employment Law, Demographics

Suggested Citation

Dang, Hai-Anh H. and Jolliffe, Dean Mitchell and Carletto, Calogero and Carletto, Calogero, Data Gaps, Data Incomparability, and Data Imputation: A Review of Poverty Measurement Methods for Data-Scarce Environments (December 19, 2017). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8282, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3090768

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