At-risk-of-poverty rate

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Description

Estimates the poverty rate which is defined as the share of people with an equivalized disposable income below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

Usage

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arpr(dataset, arpt.value, ci = FALSE, rep = 1000, verbose = FALSE)

Arguments

dataset

a data.frame containing variables obtained by using the setupDataset function.

arpt.value

the at-risk-of-poverty threshold to be used (see arpt).

ci

logical; if TRUE, 95 percent confidence interval is given for the at-risk-of-poverty rate.

rep

a number to make the confidence interval using boostrap technique.

verbose

logical; if TRUE the confindence interval is plotted.

Details

The equivalized disposable income is calculated using the standar equivalence scale (called the modified OECD scale) recommended by Eurostat. The parametric scale of Buhmann et al. (1988) can also be used. The default is the modified OECD scale (see setupDataset).

Value

The value of the at-risk-of-poverty rate.

Author(s)

A. Berihuete, C.D. Ramos and M.A. Sordo

References

B. Buhmann et al. (1988) Equivalence scales, well-being, inequality and poverty: sensitivity estimates across ten countries using the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) database, Review of Income and Wealth, 34, 115–142.

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Glossary:At-risk-of-poverty_rate

See Also

arpt, setupDataset

Examples

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data(eusilc2)
ATdataset <- setupDataset(eusilc2, country = "AT", s = "OECD")
arpr(ATdataset,arpt.value = arpt(ATdataset))