Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63455
Authors: 
Wan, Guanghua
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/63
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to develop two poverty decomposition frameworks and to illustrate their applicability. A given level of poverty is broadly decomposed into an overall inequality component and an overall endowment component in terms of income or consumption determinants or input factors. These components are further decomposed into finer components associated with individual inputs. Also, a change in poverty is decomposed into components attributable to the growth and redistributions of factor inputs. An empirical illustration using Chinese data highlights the importance of factor redistributions in determining poverty levels and poverty changes in rural China.
Subjects: 
poverty decomposition
factor components
inequality
Shapley value
China
JEL: 
I32
D33
C43
ISBN: 
9291908371
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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