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dc.contributor.authorGafaar, Oluwatoyin Alade Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorOsinubi, Tokunbo Simbowaleen_US
dc.description.abstractRecently the depth and severity of extreme poverty in Nigeria has been alarming. Andover the years, the government undertook some macroeconomic policies with the aim ofreducing, if not totally eradicating poverty. These policies were expected to at least raise thestandard of living of Nigerians. The impact of these policies on alleviating poverty has beencontentious. Some studies in the past have argued that the poor has benefited more fromthese policies while some found that there was positive real growth yet poverty and inequalitystill worsened. This can be traced to the nature of growth pursued and the macroeconomicpolicies that underline it.This study empirically evaluates macroeconomic policies vis-?-vis pro-poor growth inNigeria using secondary data covering the period 1960-2000. The study found among othersthat economic growth in Nigeria has been slightly pro-poor. This implied that growth wasactually weakly pro-poor. Also, those that are far below the poverty line have not really beenenjoying the benefits of growth. Infact, the benefits getting to them has been decreasing at anincreasing rate. More so, economic growth in rural areas will be slightly more pro-poor thanin urban areas. Overall, growth in Nigeria is not necessarily always pro-poor.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x24en_US
dc.titleMacroeconomic Policies and Pro-Poor Growth in Nigeriaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US

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