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st: Poverty program -povdeco- updated on SSC

From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Poverty program -povdeco- updated on SSC
Date   Sun, 3 Sep 2006 13:39:29 +0100 (BST)

I have updated my program -povdeco- on SSC. To get the update, use -ssc install- or
-adoupdate-. The program description follows below.

The main change is that the program is now version 8.2 rather than version 5 (sic),
and the program is rclass. There is now a large(r) number of saved results in
r(..). Functionality is much the same as before.  The old version of the program
has been retained (with different name; see below) for the convenience of users who
only have access to Stata versions 5 to 8.1.

Thanks to especially Nick Cox and Philippe Van Kerm for comments and suggestions.

Stephen Jenkins

package povdeco from

      'POVDECO': module to calculate poverty indices with decomposition by subgroup


      povdeco estimates three poverty indices from the Foster,
      Greer      and Thorbecke (1984) class, FGT(a), plus related
      statistics (such as mean income amongst the poor). FGT(0) is
      the headcount ratio    (the proportion poor); FGT(1) is the
      average normalised poverty   gap; FGT(2) is the average
      squared normalised poverty gap. The    larger that a is, the
      greater the degree of 'poverty aversion' (sensitivity to
      large poverty gaps). Optionally provided are     decompositions
      of these indices by population subgroup.  This version is
      for Stata versions 8.2 onwards. For versions 5 to 8.1,      use
      povdeco5 instead.

      Author: Stephen P. Jenkins, University of Essex
      Support: email [email protected]

      Distribution-Date: 20060901

INSTALLATION FILES                              (type net install povdeco)
(type -ssc install povdeco- to install)


Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <[email protected]>
Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, U.K.
Tel: +44 1206 873374.  Fax: +44 1206 873151.
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