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dc.contributor.authorArndt, Channingen_US
dc.contributor.authorHussain, M. Azharen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, E. Samuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorNhate, Virgulinoen_US
dc.contributor.authorTarp, Finnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:17:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:17:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-378-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54062-
dc.description.abstractMeasuring poverty remains a complex and contentious issue. This is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa where poverty rates are higher, information bases typically weaker, and the underlying determinants of welfare relatively volatile. This paper employs recently collected data on household consumption in Mozambique to examine the evolution of consumption poverty with focus on the period 2002/03 to 2008/09. The paper contributes in four areas. First, the period in question was characterized by major movements in international commodity prices. Mozambique provides an illuminating case study of the implications of these world commodity price changes for living standards of poor people. Second, a novel 'backcasting' approach using a computable general equilibrium model of Mozambique, linked to a poverty module is introduced. Third, the backcasting approach is also employed to rigorously examine the poverty-growth-inequality triangle. Finally, various simple but useful and rarely applied approaches to considering regional changes in poverty rates are presented. We find that the national poverty rate in Mozambique stagnated between 2002/03 and 2008/09.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,17en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmeasurementen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomy-wide modellingen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwMosambiken_US
dc.titleExplaining poverty evolution: The case of Mozambiqueen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654374376en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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