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dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorGünther, Isabelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:07:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:07:19Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19810-
dc.description.abstractDespite the recent and intense debate on how to define and measure pro-poor growth, there is one important issue which has so far not received sufficient attention: how applications of pro-poor growth measurements can appropriately take into account relative price changes, which, given the heterogeneity of consumption patters across the income distribution, often lead to significant inflation inequality. We show that incorporating inflation inequality into pro-poor growth measurements is not only a methodological necessity but if ignored can seriously bias assessments of the pro-poorness of growth. Using household expenditure surveys, we suggest simple methodologies which are able to redress such biases and appropriately reflect the changes of relative prices and the development of the purchasing power of the poor in pro-poor growth measurements. Empirically, we illustrate our concepts for the case of Burkina Faso using growth incidence curves and poverty change decompositions as pro-poor growth measurements.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 17en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPro-Poor Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordDifferential Inflationen_US
dc.subject.keywordBurkina Fasoen_US
dc.titleInflation Inequity and the Measurement of Pro-Poor Growthen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn500758026en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec05:3490-
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