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dc.contributor.authorNegre, Marioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:15:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:15:21Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-284-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53981-
dc.description.abstractGrowth that reduces poverty is often considered pro-poor regardless of whether the poor benefit from it more than the non-poor. Such growth could simply be termed poverty-reducing growth. This paper argues that for growth to be pro-poor it should disproportionally benefit the poor. The paper proposes an operational definition of pro-poor growth that restricts it to the cases in which the mean income of the poor increases proportionally more than that of the non-poor. A new index is proposed based exclusively on the redistributional component of poverty-gap changes obtained through an exact decomposition. It is then shown that this component measures how pro-poor growth is over a given period based on the above mentioned definition. The paper further presents several indicators for evaluating and monitoring the 'pro-poorness' of growth over time and concludes with an empirical illustration for the case of Honduras.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,47en_US
dc.subject.jelC16en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelO54en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpro-pooren_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpoverty decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordHondurasen_US
dc.titleConcepts and operationalization of pro-poor growthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636532038en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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