Commune-Level Estimation of Poverty Measures and its Application in Cambodia

UNU-WIDER Research Paper No. 2004/48

22 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2007

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Tomoki Fujii

Singapore Management University - School of Economics

Date Written: July 2004

Abstract

In this study, we combined the Cambodian socioeconomic survey for 1997 and the country's population census of 1998 to produce poverty measures at the commune-level in Cambodia using the small-area estimation technique developed by Elbers, Lanjouw and Lanjouw. While there are a number of communes for which the standard errors associated with the estimates are too high, we found that they are on average small enough to be useful. We illustrate the application of poverty maps with reference to education programmes.

Keywords: Poverty mapping, Cambodia, targeting, education

JEL Classification: O20, I28, I32

Suggested Citation

Fujii, Tomoki, Commune-Level Estimation of Poverty Measures and its Application in Cambodia (July 2004). UNU-WIDER Research Paper No. 2004/48. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=975946 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.975946

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