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dc.contributor.authorChristiaensen, Lucen_US
dc.contributor.authorDemery, Lionelen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaternostro, Stefanoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:42:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:42:30Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52873-
dc.description.abstractThis study traces the interactions between economic growth, income inequality and consumption poverty in a sample of African countries during the 1990s. It draws on the much-improved household data sets now available in the region. It finds that experiences have varied: some countries have seen sharp falls in income poverty; others have witnessed marked increases. Economic growth has been ‘pro-poor’ in that the incomes of poor households have typically grown at similar or faster rates than average income. But the aggregate numbers hide significant and systematic distributional effects which have caused some groups and regions to be left behind. The paper explores the contours of these effects, and draws three key conclusions. First, agricultural market liberalization has been conducive to reductions in rural poverty. Second, market connectedness is crucial for poor producers to take advantage of the opportunities offered by economic growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/70en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordreformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordremotenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordrisken_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwAfrikaen_US
dc.titleReforms, remoteness and risk in Africa: Understanding inequality and poverty during the 1990sen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn375561366en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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