Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126854
Authors: 
Tabuga, Aubrey D.
Reyes, Celia M.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2011-30
Abstract: 
This paper examines the relationship among poverty, economic growth, and inequality by decomposing poverty changes at subnational levels. The results were examined against the performances of the different economic sectors in the regions to understand the relationships while accounting for the nature of growth. Moreover, the poverty elasticity of output growth was estimated using regional-level data in 2003, 2006, and 2009. We learned that while the rate of growth matters a lot in poverty reduction, the redistribution of income matters as well. More importantly, we find that, at a given rate of growth, the response of poverty rate to growth is higher when income distribution is less unequal.
Subjects: 
poverty
decomposition
inequality
Philippines
GLS regression
random effects
Gini decomposition
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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