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Table 9 Summary of the literature comparing estimates from synthetic and genuine panel data

From: Poverty, vulnerability, and the middle class in Latin America

References Country, years, type of transition Non-parametric approach Genuine panel Parametric approach Point estimate approach Genuine panel
Lower Upper Average Lower Upper Average
Cruces et al. (2011) Peru 2008–2009
Poor, poor 30.81 17.21 24.01 23.57      
Poor, non-poor 4.29 17.62 10.96 9.96      
Non-poor, poor 2.77 16.37 9.57 10.00      
Non-poor, non-poor 62.13 48.80 55.47 56.46      
Nicaragua 2001–05
Poor, poor 39.44 30.97 35.21 35.68      
Poor, non-poor 0.00 9.89 4.95 3.35      
Non-poor, poor 22.36 30.83 26.60 26.12      
Non-poor, non-poor 38.20 28.31 33.26 34.85      
Chile 1996–06
Poor, poor 6.68 2.66 4.67 4.64      
Poor, non-poor 10.35 20.66 15.51 19.59      
Non-poor, poor 0.92 4.94 2.93 2.96      
Non-poor, non-poor 82.06 71.75 76.91 72.82      
Haynes et al. (2013) Philippines 2003–09
Poor, poor 40.62 25.66 33.14 33.53      
Poor, non-poor 16.39 7.33 11.86 10.37      
Non-poor, poor 17.01 2.06 9.54 9.14      
Non-poor, non-poor 50.00 40.93 45.47 46.95      
Dang et al. (2014) Indonesia 1997–00
Poor, poor 13.80 3.50 8.65 7.30 10.10 6.30 9.38   
Poor, non-poor 1.90 11.10 6.50 10.10 8.10 11.90 7.30   
Non-poor, poor 2.60 13.00 7.80 8.30 6.90 10.70 7.35   
Non-poor, non-poor 81.70 72.40 77.05 74.30 74.80 71.10 75.93   
Vietnam 2006–08
Poor, poor 12.50 8.10 10.30 9.90 9.10 6.30 9.70   
Poor, non-poor 2.50 7.90 5.20 5.90 5.50 8.80 5.35   
Non-poor, poor 4.00 8.50 6.25 4.90 5.60 8.40 5.93   
Non-poor, non-poor 80.90 75.50 78.20 79.30 79.90 72.10 79.05   
Dang and Lanjouw (2013) Bosnia-Herzegovina 2001–04
Poor, poor         10.80 8.20
Poor, non-poor         13.10 12.60
Non-poor, poor         10.90 12.10
Non-poor, non-poor         69.20 67.20
  1. Upper bound estimations are based on 50 replications in Cruces et al., 100 replications in Haynes et al., and 500 replication Dang et al