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Title:Assessing absolute and relative pro-poor growth, with an application to selected African countries PDF Logo
Authors:Bibi, Sami
Duclos, Jean-Yves
Verdier-Chouchane, Audrey
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Economics Discussion Papers 2011-34
Abstract:This paper proposes a multidimensional procedure for jointly assessing the absolute and relative pro-poorness of growth. It is also a procedure for testing whether poverty comparisons can be made over classes of indices that incorporate both absolute and relative views of poverty. Besides being robust to whether pro-poor judgements should be absolute or relative, the procedure is also robust to choosing over a class of weights to aggregate the impact of growth on the poor as well as over ranges of absolute and relative poverty lines. The test is applied to distributional changes in five middle- and four lower-income African countries, countries that have witnessed different impacts of growth in the last two decades.
Subjects:Pro-poor growth
absolute poverty
relative poverty
stochastic dominance
JEL:D63
I32
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Discussion Papers

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