ON TESTING POVERTY INDICES AMONG SAMPLED CULTIVATING HOUSEHOLDS
Poverty gap ratio has been estimated by adopting Arora and Bagai’ approach, Takayama’s censored Gini Ratio and Greer and Thorbecke’s approach under two different profiles. Further asymptotic tests of significance have been obtained. The sampling distribution of Gini ratio has also been provided. The study on the basis of poverty gap ratio further affirms that there is significant difference in the incidence of poverty in the two village profiles.