Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Camelia Minoiu , and Sanjay Reddy
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 July 2008
Keywords: kernel density estimation, grouped data, statistics, poverty line, survey, surveys, household surveys,
We analyze the performance of kernel density methods applied to grouped data to estimate poverty (as applied in Sala-i-Martin, 2006, QJE). Using Monte Carlo simulations and household surveys, we find that the techn...