Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107991
Authors: 
Stifel, David
Woldehanna, Tassew
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/125
Abstract: 
We use Arndt and Simler's utility-consistent approach to calculating poverty lines to analyse poverty in Ethiopia in 2000, 2005, and 2011. Poverty reduction was steady but uneven, with gains greatest in urban areas in the first half of the decade, and in rural areas in the latter half. Other monetary and non-monetary measures of well-being confirm the general pattern of persistent improvements, though the large declines in poverty are not entirely supported by the magnitudes of change in other measures. Nonetheless, data comparability issues warrant that great care be taken in interpreting the degree to which poverty fell.
Subjects: 
poverty measurement
utility-consistent poverty lines
inequality
Ethiopia
JEL: 
D63
I32
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230- 846-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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