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dc.contributor.authorTregenna, Fionaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:19:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:19:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-427-0en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54151-
dc.description.abstractThe United Nations Millennium Declaration commits to halving extreme poverty between 2000 and 2015. The South African government has set a goal of halving poverty by 2014, although the meaning of this goal has not yet been defined. This article specifies government's stated target of halving poverty by 2014 in terms of specific measures of the poverty gap and poverty headcount ratio, using income and expenditure survey microdata. With the poverty line as defined here, approximately half the South African population falls below the poverty line. Despite this, the aggregate poverty gap is surprisingly small at about 3 per cent of GDP. Projections of the effects of distributional scenarios on poverty indicate that halving poverty appears feasible with moderate growth rates and fairly mild pro-poor distributional change.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,60en_US
dc.subject.jelD30en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordSouth Africaen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwMillennium Development Goalsen_US
dc.subject.stwSüdafrikaen_US
dc.titleHalving poverty in South Africa: Growth and distributional aspects ; distributional implications of halving poverty in South Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669578150en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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