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st: simulating poverty by changing mean income

From   Brian Sartene <>
Subject   st: simulating poverty by changing mean income
Date   Sat, 3 Sep 2005 08:44:24 -0700 (PDT)

Dear all:
I have lorenz parameters for an income measure for
various groups in a household survey dataset and would
like simulate poverty levels (FGT measures) by
substituting various means for the actual mean.
Does anyone know of a way to do this (that doesn't
require starting at the very beginning, trying to
derive a general quadratic equation for the lorenz, &
then undertaking a lot of mathematical gymnastics)?
I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
Thanks very much.

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