ADePT 5.45 Released
New Poverty and Inequality module
The latest version of ADePT—the World Bank's software platform for automated economic analysis—is available for download.
The update includes a completely redesigned Poverty and Inequality module, featuring tables and indicators presented in the newest publication from the ADePT's team: "A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality" by James Foster, Suman Seth, Michael Lokshin and Zurab Sajaia. As a result, the readers will be able to replicate the analyses from the book, or apply the methods to their own data sets.
Current users of ADePT can update to the new version from the application's main menu by selecting Help -> Check or updates -> Update.
A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality
The book is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software. The approach taken here considers income standards as building blocks for basic measurement, then uses them to construct inequality and poverty measures. This unified approach provides advantages in interpreting and contrasting the measures and in understanding the way measures vary over time and space.