Robustness of Subjective Welfare Analysis in a Poor Developing Country : Madagascar 2001

  title={Robustness of Subjective Welfare Analysis in a Poor Developing Country : Madagascar 2001},
  author={Michael Lokshin and Nithin Umapathi and Stefano Paternostro},
We analyze the subjective perceptions of poverty in Madagascar in 2001 and their relationship to objective poverty indicators. We base our analysis on survey responses to a series of subjective perception questions. We extend the existing empirical methodology for estimating subjective poverty lines on the basis of categorical consumption adequacy questions. Based on this methodology we calculate the household-specific, subjective poverty lines and compare the poverty profiles derived from… CONTINUE READING

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