# Chapter 1 Introduction

The R convey library estimates measures of poverty, inequality, and wellbeing. There are two other R libraries covering this subject, vardpoor and laeken, however, only convey integrates seamlessly with the R survey package.

convey is free and open-source software that runs inside the R environment for statistical computing. Anyone can review and propose changes to the source code for this software. Readers are welcome to propose changes to this book as well.