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Title:Poverty, pro-poor growth and mobility PDF Logo
Authors:Zhang, Yin
Wan, Guanghua
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/154
Abstract:This paper proposes a framework for incorporating longitudinal distributional changes into poverty decomposition. It is shown that changes in the Sen-Shorrocks-Thon index over time can be decomposed into two components—one component reflects the progressivity of income growth among the original poor, the other measures the extent of downward mobility experienced by the incumbent poor. The decomposition is applied to appraising poverty trends in China between 1988 and 1996. The results indicate that the proposed decomposition can complement the widely-used growth-distribution decomposition in providing insights into poverty dynamics.
Subjects:poverty decomposition
Sen index
longitudinal data
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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