The estimation of local poverty measures, such as the European Laeken indicators, is nowadays an important objective to address since policy makers should dispose of information referred to appropriate domains. In this paper we resort to M-quantile small area estimation methods to estimate the Head Count Ratio, the mean income and some income quantiles in the Provinces of three Italian Regions (LAU1 level), namely Lombardia, Toscana and Campania. Moreover, to fulfil a more detailed picture of poverty, we estimate the cumulative distribution function of the income in the three principal Municipalities of the Regions, Milano, Firenze and Napoli.
|Autori:||PRATESI M; GIUSTI C; SALVATI N|
|Titolo:||Estimation of poverty indicators in Italy: a small area M-Quantile based approach|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|