Mobility of Poverty for urban Households by Non-Parametric Method: Pseudo-Panel Approach Investigation on the Mobility of Poverty using Cross-Section Data

Document Type : Research Paper


Alzahra University


This paper aims to investigate the mobility of poverty, and estimate the probability of movements in and out of poverty for Iranian households. For this purpose, the pseudo-panel data constructed on the basis of cross- sectional data of household budget in the beginning and the end of the development programs after the revolution, and the age groups of the household head. The influence of the social and economic characteristics of household (such as household size and sex and education of household head) has been investigated on the consumption expenditures of households. The results show that mobility in and out of poverty for the households with the younger head is more than the older one. Also, the sex and education of household head has a positive effect and the household size have a negative effect on the movement in and out of poverty.
JEL Classification: I32, O15


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