# Are/ecn 115a problem set 1: income, poverty & inequalityin rural

**ARE/ECN 115A**

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**PROBLEM SET 1: INCOME, POVERTY & INEQUALITYIN RURAL MEXICO**

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You procure use basis from the 2008 Mexico National Arcadian Everyday Review to examine indigence in arcadian Mexico.[1]You may wear that the basis were generated from a only purposeless pattern in which the population of profit is all everydays in arcadian Mexico. For frankness, wear that each everyday has a only limb. The everyday basis rasp denominated “Mexico Everyday Data” is adapted on SmartSite. This basis set contains the aftercited variables for the 1,437 patternd everydays:

· ** ID**: The everyday identifying code

· ** Y_{i}:**The everyday’s proceeds in 2007,

*save legislation transplants*

· ** T_{i}: **The aggregate of proceeds transplantred from the legislation to everyday

*i*.

1. What is your consider of middle everyday proceeds save legislation transplantsfor arcadian Mexico in 2007? In sympathetic this doubt, description the aftercited:

a. The pattern balance, : ______

b. The pattern strife, : ______

c. The strife of the pattern balance, : ______

d. The criterion fault of the pattern balance, : ______

e. The 95% reliance period of the pattern balance, 95% C.I.: _________

2. In the year of the review, the per-capita livelihood indigence verse in arcadian Mexico was 7,596 pesos. Based on this livelihood indigence verse, compute the indigence headcount protest and aggregate indigence gap. Below, description and *briefly *explain what each one balances.

a. The Indigence Headcount Index:

b. The Aggregate Indigence Gap (*not the protest*):

c. The Squared Indigence Gap Index:

Mexico has two ocean legislation programs that transplant proceeds to arcadian everydays. The principal is *PROCAMPO, *which pays a unwandering aggregate per acre to farmers who grew basic grains former to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The appearance of PROCAMPO was to re-establish pre-NAFTA output cost livings, which were no longer distinguishn adown NAFTA. The prevent is *OPORTUNIDADES*, a thrift program that gives payments to insufficient women supposing that their outcome are enrolled in schools and assent-to heartiness check-ups. **Let’s seduce the everydays that assent-tod some transplants Recipients andthose that assent-tod no transplants Non-Recipients**.

3. Fill in the consultation adown, where now denotes everyday proceeds *including* legislation transplants.

Recipients

Non-Recipients

95% C.I.

4. What is the disagreement in proceeds including transplants between repository and non-repository everydays?

a. Income disagreement:

b. Is this disagreement *statistically* suggestive? How do you distinguish?

c. Is this disagreement *economically* suggestive? Briefly living your counter-argument.

5. Compute the Gini protest for repository and non-repository everydays. It would be easiest to use the Gini protest formula from page 121 of the Taylor &Lybbert quotation. (Round-off to two decimal places)

a. Gini protest for repositorys:

b. Gini protest for non-recipients:

6. Construct two Lorenz curves, one for repositorys and another for non-recipients. First, clump the everydays into indelicate proceeds categories as defined adown. Complete the consultation, **and** then graph the two Lorenz curves in **one graph** (using excel). Do not overlook to apprehend the purpose [0,0] in your graphs. When completing the consultation, smooth to 1 decimal (i.e. 3.2%).

**Recipients**

Income Category

Cumulative % of Households

Cumulative % of Proceeds

1

25%

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2

50%

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3

75%

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4

100%

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**Non-Recipients**

Income Category

Cumulative % of Households

Cumulative % of Proceeds

1

25%

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2

50%

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3

75%

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4

100%

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