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*responsible for 1-6, 8 and 9, and Monday’s lecture Poverty dominance and welfare dominance both have the same idea. That is that you look at the distribution of income and you look at the cumulative distribution function (proportion of income recipients who have incomes below a certain level) Example of first-order welfare dominance: for any income you choose between 0 and the maximum, there are more people who have incomes below that income in B than A – we would say that A is dominant. Remember the double check the axises. The handout on Asia has the axis reversed. Poverty dominance chooses the lowest poverty line that you might imagine, and the highest poverty line that you might imagine. Each poverty line is denoted by Z. If you don’t have first order dominance, you may be able to determine that there is a lower order of dominance – which means a weaker relationship. When would you use a non-directional income mobility mechanism? If you’re interested in knowing how variable peoples’ incomes are in an economy, how often they fluctuate Intertemporal transition matrices: For those people who started in quintile one, where did they end up? We can measure that in terms of numbers of people, or we can measure it as percentages of people so that all of those numbers together add up to 100%. This gives an indication of how many people or what proportion of people started in any of the five rows and ended up in any of the five columns. Why do we use logs?

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## This note was uploaded on 03/04/2009 for the course ILRIC 6350 taught by Professor Fields during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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