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Kakwani, Nanak

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Works: 117 works in 373 publications in 3 languages and 2,356 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC79.I5, 339.20151
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Publications about Nanak Kakwani
Publications by Nanak Kakwani
Most widely held works by Nanak Kakwani
Income inequality and poverty : methods of estimation and policy applications by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Analyzing redistribution policies : a study using Australian data by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 libraries worldwide
First published in 1986, this book explores the areas of income distribution and welfare. Analyzing Redistribution Policies developed appropriate techniques to analyze the extent and nature of income inequality and welfare and to measure the direct impact of taxes and government cash transfers on the distribution of income by size of income and other household characteristics. What was the extent of inequality of income and which way was it moving? Was the burden of taxation evenly distributed across the population? Did the rich pay proportionately more or less taxes than the poor? What were the effects of government programs on the welfare of particular groups in the community? An attempt was made to answer these and other related questions by an analysis of the Australian data obtained from the 1975-1976 Household Expenditure Survey. Written in a fairly nontechnical manner, Analyzing Redistribution Policies can be understood with limited knowledge of economics and statistics
The many dimensions of poverty by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 libraries worldwide
"This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to poverty, including five different perspectives from the disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and institutional economics. The book also explores the link between poverty and the concept of freedom, as articulated by Amartya Sen, in terms of capabilities that are valuable to people. There are also studies of chronicity of poverty, the concept of vulnerability, the political economy of poverty alleviation and the pro-poorness of government programmes." "The book presents a panorama, as large as possible, of the many facets of poverty, The broad view of poverty that the book offers is likely to orient research on poverty in directions neglected hitherto and to help those in charge of implementing poverty reduction policies."--Jacket
Quantitative approaches to multidimensional poverty measurement by Jacques Silber( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 libraries worldwide
This book explores the latest developments in the field of multidimensional poverty measurement poverty measurement. It includes clear presentations of more than a dozen different quantitative techniques based respectively on information and fuzzy sets theory, the Rasch model, Factor, Cluster and Multiple Correspondence and Analysis, MIMIC and structural equations models, efficiency analysis, axiomatic, subjective and ordinal approaches to the topic. The book provides empirical illustrations based on data sources from developed or developing countries. This book aims at contributing to the debate concerning multidimensional poverty measurement. Progress in this domain will not be possible if the various approaches available are not known to those working in the field. Unfortunately several of them seem to have been completely ignored by many specialists. This book represents, therefore, a unique opportunity to become familiar with the present state of the knowledge
Poverty and economic growth : with application to Côte d'Ivoire by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and French and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Testing for significance of poverty differences : with application to Côte d'Ivoire by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Large sample distribution of several inequality measures with application to Côte d'Ivoire by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Income inequality, welfare, and poverty an illustration using Ukrainian data by Nanak Kakwani( file )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 libraries worldwide
January 1995 The standard of living in Ukraine increased significantly in the 1980s, and income inequality declined. But in 1991-92 income inequality and poverty increased again, partly because government benefits went more to richer families than to those in need. Ukraine is now faced with economic crisis on an unprecedented scale. The government has to follow rigorous demand management policies, which entail lowering the population's standard of living. To design policies that protect the poorest and most vulnerable groups in the society, it is important to understand the nature of poverty and income inequality. Kakwani addresses the following questions: What is the extent of income inequality and is it increasing? How can observed changes in inequality be explained? Is the burden of income tax evenly distributed across the population? The Ukrainian data base is far from satisfactory, so Kakwani's findings are only tentative. Among them: * The standard of living increased significantly in the late 1980s, then fell in the 1990s. Real per capita family income grew by an average 7 percent in 1989-90, then fell about 24 percent in 1991-92. Per capita income for families dependent on government transfers fell by more than one-half. * Income inequality declined in the 1980s, to rise again in 1991-92. In particular, the family incomes of state and collective farm workers -- relative to industrial workers -- improved between 1980 and 1991. The increase in inequality that occurred in 1991-92 came about, among other reasons, because government benefits tended to be redistributed to richer families, not those in need. Poverty in Ukraine declined over the period 1980-91, from 38 percent of the population to 9 percent. But in 1992, 30 percent of the population was poor again, an alarming increase attributable both to a decline in real per capita income and an increase in income inequality. Still, income inequality was lower in Ukraine than in most other former republics of the Soviet Union. This paper -- a product of the Transition Economics Division, Policy Research Department -- is part of a research project on income distribution and poverty during transition
Issues in setting absolute poverty lines by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The economic crisis of the 1980s and living standards in eighty developing countries by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Redistribution effects of income tax and cash benefits in Australia by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Growth rates and aggregate welfare : an international comparison by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
On measuring undernutrition by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Vertical equity and horizontal inequity : a new approach to measurement by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Income inequality, welfare, and poverty in a developing economy with applications to Sri Lanka by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Rural poverty in India, 1973-86 by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Decomposition of normalization axiom in the measurement of poverty : a comment by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Structural adjustment and living conditions in developing countries by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Is sex bias significant? by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Optimal commodity taxes under rationing by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kakwani, N. 1940-
Kakwani, N. C.
Kakwani N. C. 1940-....
Kakwani, N. C. (Nanak C.)
Kakwani, Nanak
Kakwani, Nanak C.
Kakwani, Nanak C. 1940-
Kakwani, Nanak Chand.
Kakwani, Nanak Chand 1940-
Languages
English (180)
Dutch (1)
French (1)
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