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Estimation of FGT poverty curves

 

How sensitive to the choice of a poverty line is the rural-urban difference in poverty?

 

  1. Open bkf94I.dta

  2. Open the FGT curves dialog box.

  3. Draw FGT curves for variables of interest exppc and expeq with

    1. parameter ;

    2. poverty line between 0 and 100,000 Franc CFA;

    3. size variable set to size;

    4. subtitle of the figure set to “Burkina 1994”.

  4. Draw FGT curves for urban and rural residents with

    1. variable of interest set to expcap;

    2. parameter ;

    3. poverty line between 0 and 100,000 Franc CFA;

    4. size variable set to size.

  5. Draw the difference between these two curves and

    1. save the graph in *.gph format to be plotted in Stata and in *.wmf format to be inserted in a Word document.

    2. List the coordinates of the graph.

  6. Redo the last graph with.

 Answers

 Q.1

 Open the file with

 use "C:\data\bkf94I.dta", clear

 

Q.2

 Open the dialog box by typing

 db difgt

 

Q.3

 Choose variables and parameters as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

To change the subtitle, select the Title panel and write the subtitle.

 

 

 

After clicking Submit, the following graph appears:

 

 

 


 

Q.4

 

Choose variables and parameters as in the following window:

 

 

 

 

After clicking Submit, the following graph appears:

 

 

 


 

Q.5

  • Choose the option Difference and select: With the first curve;

  • Indicate that the group variable is zone;

  • Select the Results panel and choose the option List in the Coordinates quadrant.

  • In the Graph quadrant, select the directory in which to save the graph in gph format and to export the graph in wmf format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

After clicking Submit, the following appears:

 

 

 

 

Q.6

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
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