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Škare Marinko (Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia), Pržiklas Družeta Romina (Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia)
Constructing Poverty Lines in Croatia Using Kakwani's Model
Economics & Sociology, 2017, vol. 10, nr 1, s. 209-221, tab., bibliogr. 43 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Linia ubóstwa, Granice ubóstwa, Parytet siły nabywczej
Poverty line, Poverty threshold, Purchasing power parity
Klasyfikacja JEL: I32, P36, P2
summ., This work has been fully supported by the Croatian Science Foundation under the project number 9481 "Modelling Economic Growth - Advanced Sequencing and Forecasting Algorithm". Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Croatian Science Foundation
This paper presents a new model for defining the poverty line as a possible candidate for the construction of a new official poverty line in Croatia. The model, based on Kakwani's (2010) approach (nutrition- based anchor), uses consumer theory as the basis for defining food and non-food poverty lines. In Croatia, various alternative poverty indicators have been developed to define the official poverty line. To ensure international comparability and consistency, the poverty threshold expressed in local currency by applying the exchange rate of currencies' purchasing power (PPP) is expressed in international dollars. It is important to ensure implementation of redistributive policies, maximization of market efficiency, and increased social justice. All this policy goals and instruments heavily depend on efficient and precise poverty measurement methods. (original abstract)
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