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wps 2- lIl POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2911 Micro-Level Estimation of Welfare Chris Elbers Jean 0. Lanjouw Peter Lan jouw The World Bank Development Research Group Poverty Team October 2002
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POLIcy RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2911 Abstract The authors construct and derive the properties of Using data from Ecuador, the authors obtain estimates estimators of welfare that take advantage of the detailed of welfare measures, some of which are quite reliable for information about living standards available in small populations as small as 15,000 households-a "town." household surveys and the comprehensive coverage of a They provide simple illustrations of their use. Such census or large sample. By combining the strengths of estimates open up the possibility of testing, at a more each, the estimators can be used at a remarkably convincing intra-country level, the many recent models disaggregated level. They have a clear interpretation, are relating welfare distributions to growth and a variety of mutually comparable, and can be assessed for reliability socioeconomic and political outcomes. using standard statistical theory. This paper-a product of the Poverty Team, Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to develop tools for the analysis of poverty and income distribution. Copies of the paper are available free from the World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433. Please contact Patricia Sader, room MC3-556, telephone 202-473-3902, fax 202- 522-1153, email address psader@worldbank.org. Policy Research Working Papers are also posted on the Web at http://econ.worldbank.org. The authors may be contacted at celbers@econ.vu.nl, jlanjouw@brookings.edu, or planjouw@worldbank.org. October 2002. (57 pages) The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the view of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. Produced by the Research Advisory Staff
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MICRO-LEVEL ESTIMATION OF WELFARE BY CHRIS ELBERS, JEAN 0. LANJOUW, AND PETER LANJOUW' 'We are very grateful to Ecuador's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censo (INEC) for making its 1990 unit-record census data available to us. Much of this research was done while the authors were at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and we appreciate the hospitality and input from colleagues there. We also thank Don Andrews, Francois Bourguignon, Andrew Chesher, Denis Cogneau, Angus Deaton, Jean-Yves Duclos, Francisco Ferreira, Jesko Hentschel, Michiel Keyzer, Steven Ludlow, Berk Ozler, Giovanna Prennushi, Martin Ravallion, Piet Rietveld, John Rust and Chris Udry for comments
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