Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107979
Authors: 
Cogneau, Denis
Houngbedji, Kenneth
Mesplé-Somps, Sandrine
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/144
Abstract: 
At the end of the 1980s, Côte d'Ivoire entered a deep macroeconomic crisis that put an end to the often-praised 'Ivorian miracle'. After the death of the founding father Houphouet- Boigny, unrestrained political competition added to bad economic conditions and led to the nightmare of civil war. Drawing from a series of five household surveys covering two decades (1988-2008), we tell the story of this descent into hell from the standpoint of poverty and living standards. In 2008, after five years of civil war and another episode yet to come (2010-11), the extreme US$1.25 poverty headcount had reached a historical record, with Northern areas deeply impoverished by the partition.
Subjects: 
economic history
poverty
Côte d'Ivoire
welfare
JEL: 
I32
N17
N37
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-865-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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