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dc.contributor.authorJalan, Jyotsnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRavallion, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:40:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:40:40Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291901393en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52841-
dc.description.abstractIt is well known in theory that certain forms of non-linear dynamics in household incomes can yield poverty traps and distribution-dependent growth. The potential implications for policy are dramatic: effective social protection from transient poverty will be an investment with lasting benefits, and pro-poor redistribution will promote aggregate economic growth. We test for non-linearity in the dynamics of household expenditures and incomes using panel data for rural south-west China. While we find evidence of non-linearity, there is no sign of a dynamic poverty trap. Existing private and social arrangements in this setting appear to protect vulnerable households from the risk of destitution. However, the concavity we find in the recursion diagram does imply that the speed of recovery from an income shock is lower for the poor, and that current inequality reduces growth in mean incomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/10en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordincome dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultiple equilibriaen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwLändliche Armuten_US
dc.subject.stwLändlicher Raumen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsbudget-Statistiken_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleHousehold income dynamics in rural Chinaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn345965086en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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