Dad: A Software for Poverty and Distributive Analysis

PEP Working Paper No. 2006-10

21 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2006 Last revised: 11 Jul 2018

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Abdelkrim Araar

Université Laval - Département d'Économique

Jean-Yves Duclos

Laval University; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: May 1, 2006


DAD is designed to facilitate the analysis and the comparisons of social welfare, inequality, poverty and equity across distributions of living standards and using disaggregated data. It is freely distributed. DAD's features include the estimation of a large number of indices and curves that are useful for distributive comparisons as well as the provision of various statistical tools to enable statistical inference. Many of the features are useful for estimating the impact of programs (and reforms to these programs) on poverty and equity.

Keywords: Poverty, equity, inequality, statistical inference, software

JEL Classification: L86, I30, I32, D63, C12

Suggested Citation

Araar, Abdelkrim and Duclos, Jean-Yves, Dad: A Software for Poverty and Distributive Analysis (May 1, 2006). PEP Working Paper No. 2006-10, Available at SSRN: or

Abdelkrim Araar (Contact Author)

Université Laval - Département d'Économique ( email )

Ste-Foy, Quebec 179Que G1K

Jean-Yves Duclos

Laval University ( email )

Quebec G1K 7P4
418-656-7096 (Phone)
418-656-9727 (Fax)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072

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