Measuring poverty dynamics and inequality in transition economies : disentangling real events from noisy data

Estimates of income inequality and the dynamics of poverty are highly sensitive to measurement error and transitory shocks in micro-level data. The apparent high levels of economic mobility in Poland and Russia are driven largely by transitory shocks and noisy data. There is a real risk of an entren...

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Main Author: Luttmer, Erzo F. P.
Corporate Author: World Bank Europe and Central Asia Region
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit 2001, [2001]
Series:Policy research working paper
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Collection: World Bank E-Library Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Estimates of income inequality and the dynamics of poverty are highly sensitive to measurement error and transitory shocks in micro-level data. The apparent high levels of economic mobility in Poland and Russia are driven largely by transitory shocks and noisy data. There is a real risk of an entrenched underclass emerging in these transition economies
Item Description:"May 2001"--Cover. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-32). - Title from title screen as viewed on Sept. 18, 2002
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