Measuring Welfare for Small But Vulnerable Groups: Poverty and Disability in Uganda

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

Abstract

When vulnerable population groups are numerically small - as is often the case - obtaining representative welfare estimates from non-purposive sample surveys becomes an issue. Building on a method developed by Elbers et al., it is shown how, for census years, estimates of consumption poverty for small vulnerable populations can be derived by combining sample survey and population census information. The approach is illustrated for Uganda, for which poverty amongst households with disabled heads is determined.

Keywords: steady-size distributions, fixed-size splitting

Suggested Citation

Hoogeveen, Johannes G. M. (Hans), Measuring Welfare for Small But Vulnerable Groups: Poverty and Disability in Uganda. Journal of African Economies, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 603-631, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=915474

Johannes G. M. (Hans) Hoogeveen (Contact Author)

World Bank - Research Department ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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