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dc.contributor.authorFosu, Augustin Kwasien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:41:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-163-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45114-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the extent to which inequality affects the impact of income growth on the rates of poverty changes in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comparatively with non-SSA, based on a global sample of 1977-2004 unbalanced panel data. For both regions and all three measures of poverty - headcount, gap, and squared gap - the paper finds the impact of GDP growth on poverty reduction as a decreasing function of initial inequality. The impacts are similar in direction for SSA and non-SSA, so that within both regions there are considerable disparities in the responsiveness of poverty to income growth, depending on inequality. Nevertheless, the income-growth elasticity is substantially less for SSA, implying relatively small poverty-reduction sensitiveness to growth compared with the rest of the developing world. Furthermore, the paper finds a considerable variation in the predicted values of the income-growth elasticity across a large number of SSA countries, implying the need for understanding country-specific inequality attributes for effective poverty-reduction strategies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.107en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelO49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwAfrika südlich der Saharaen_US
dc.titleInequality and the impact of growth on poverty: Comparative evidence for Sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589767194en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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