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dc.contributor.authorHeltberg, Rasmusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:51:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:51:29Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.isbn929190161Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53102-
dc.description.abstractHow much does economic growth contribute to poverty reduction? I discuss analytical and empirical approches to assess the poverty elasticity of growth, and emphasize that the relationship between growth and poverty change is non-constant. For a given poverty measure, it depends on initial inequality and on the location of the poverty line relative to mean income. In most cases, growth is more important for poverty reduction than changes in inequality, but this does not tender inequality unimportant. Reduction in inequality may be triple effective: (1) it will reduce poverty for a given level of income, (2) it will accelerate the poverty reducing impact of economic growth, and (3) according to crosscountry growth regressions, it may contribute to a larger rate of growth. – poverty ; poverty reduction ; economic growth ; inequalityen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/21en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleThe poverty elasticity of growthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn346063434en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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