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dc.contributor.authorFosu, Augustin Kwasien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:16:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:16:20Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-331-0en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54023-
dc.description.abstractAnalysing a large sample of 1980 - 2004 unbalanced panel data, the current study presents comparative global evidence on the role of (income) inequality in poverty reduction. The evidence involves both an indirect channel via the tendency of high inequality to decrease the rate at which income is transformed to poverty reduction and the tendency of rising inequality to increase poverty. Based on the basic needs approach, an analysis-of-covariance model is estimated, with the headcount measure of poverty as the dependent variable and the Gini coefficient and PPP-adjusted mean income as explanatory variables. The study finds that the responsiveness of poverty to income growth is a decreasing function of inequality and that the income elasticity of poverty is actually smaller than the inequality elasticity. Thus, income distribution can play a more important role than might be traditionally acknowledged. Found also is a large variation across regions (and countries) in the poverty effects of inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,93en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelO49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomparative global evidenceen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleInequality, income and poverty: Comparative global evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636855848en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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