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Operational assessment of monetary poverty by proxy means tests the example of Peru by Julia Johannsen

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Published by Peter Lang in Frankfurt, New York .
Written in English


  • Poverty,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Measurement

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Edition Notes

StatementJulia Johannsen
SeriesDevelopment economics and policy -- v. 65
LC ClassificationsHC79.P6 J64 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25179983M
ISBN 103631597290
ISBN 109783631597293
LC Control Number2011513117

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PMT-based social registries Measuring income and poverty using Proxy Means Tests OVERVIEW This%document%will%serveas%anintroductiontoproxy%means%testing(PMT).%File Size: KB. The measurement of per capita daily expenditures relative to a monetary poverty line, also known as ‘sophisticated means testing’, is the most widely used approach to poverty assessment.   Abstract: This paper examines how a proxy means test might work in targeting social programs. The term "proxy means test" is used to describe a situation where information on household or individual characteristics correlated with welfare levels is used in a formal algorithm to proxy household income, welfare or need. Johannsen J. (), “Operational Assessment Of Monetary Poverty By Proxy Means Tests: The example of Peru”, Development Economics and Policy Series, Peter Lang Vol. 65 Frankfurt. Johannsen, J. (), “Operational Poverty Targeting in Peru – Proxy Means Testing With Non-Income Indicators”, Working Paper num International.

Operational Assessment of IT presents ideas and concepts of optimization designed to improve an organization's business processes and assist business units in meeting organizational goals more effectively. Operational Assessment of Monetary Poverty by Proxy Means Tests. Authors: Julia Johannsen. This study develops an operational. institution (MFI) operating in the Northern Province of South Africa. The poverty assessment is a simple, low-cost operational tool designed to assess the poverty status of clients supported by micro-loans compared to a representative sample of non-clients. This poverty assessment conducted in SEF was an experiment to test the. Key Words: Causes of Poverty, Monetary Poverty, Capability Poverty, Social Exclusion Poverty JEL Classification: 1) Introduction According to the World Development Report (), poverty policies have utilized a broad conceptualization of poverty associated with different dimensions of poverty. PMTs Proxy-Means Tests. PRGF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility. PRGT Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust. PSI Policy Support Instrument. PSIA Poverty and Social Impact Analysis. RCF Rapid Credit Facility. RFI Rapid Financing Instrument. SAF Structural Adjustment Facility. SBs Structural Benchmarks.

The Monetary Approach has led to some useless policies that tried to attack poverty by attacking effects instead of causes of poverty. Hence, these policies have had little or no effect, and today poverty and inequality seem to be defeating most of the efforts of development agencies and governments.   Proxy-means tests (PMTs) are popular for poverty-targeting with imperfect information. In a widely-used version, a regression for log consumption calibrates a PMT score based on covariates, which is then implemented for targeting out-of-sample. The performance of various PMT methods is assessed using data for nine African countries. poverty and social exclusion by using a portfolio of indicators (Marlier, Atkinson, Cantillon, & Nolan, ). In policy analysis, however, the effect of programs and policies on poverty is typically evaluated using either a monetary or (rather rarely) a non-monetary poverty proxy (see for instance Figari. The poverty line determines the threshold of income or expenditure, separating poor and non-poor people. Most countries use multiple poverty lines to capture monetary versus non-monetary measures of poverty, and how people’s and household incomes are distributed around the poverty line, hence the determination of relative poverty and absolute.