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– Prospects for Pro-Poor Economic Development
Anthony F. Shorrocks, Rolph van der Hoeven - Oxford University Press, 2005 - Oxford, UK

The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic. Some of the chapters help explain why there is profound disagreement on...

– Prospects for Pro-Poor Economic Development
Anthony F. Shorrocks, Rolph van der Hoeven - Oxford University Press, 2004 - Oxford, UK

The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic. Some of the chapters help explain why there is profound disagreement on...

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– Methodology and Evidence from Three Developing Countries
Gabriel Demombynes, Chris Elbers, Jean O. Lanjouw, Peter Lanjouw, Johan A. Mistiaen, Berk Özler - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper implements a methodology for estimating poverty in Ecuador, Madagascar and South Africa, at levels of disaggregation that to date have not generally been available. The methodology is based on a statistical procedure to combine household survey data with population census data,...

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Danny Quah - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies growth and inequality in China and India—two economies that account for a third of the world’s population. By modelling growth and inequality as components in a joint stochastic process, the paper calibrates the impact each has on different welfare indicators and on...

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Christiana E. E. Okojie - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper examines the linkages between gender of household heads, education and household poverty in Nigeria between 1980 and 1996. Data analyzed were obtained from four national consumer expenditure surveys conducted in Nigeria in 1980, 1985, 1992 and 1996 by the Federal Office of Statistics....

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Gunther Rehme - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In many OECD countries income inequality has risen, but surprisingly redistribution has as well. The theory attributes this partly to the redistributive effect of education spending. In the model income inequality and growth depend in an inverted U-shaped way on education. To maintain a given level...

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– A General Equilibrium Analysis for Indonesia
George Fane, Peter Warr - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Do changes in poverty and inequality depend directly on the rate of economic growth, or does the source of the growth also matter? This paper uses a computable general equilibrium model of the Indonesian economy to explore this question by simulating increases in GDP arising from (i) technical...

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Rasmus Heltberg - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

How much does economic growth contribute to poverty reduction? I discuss analytical and empirical approaches to assess the poverty elasticity of growth, and emphasize that the relationship between growth and poverty change is non-constant. For a given poverty measure, it depends on initial...

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– Evidence from Southeast Asia
Peter Warr - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In recent decades, absolute poverty incidence declined in most countries of Southeast Asia, even though in some of these countries inequality increased at the same time. This paper examines the relationship between these outcomes and the rate of economic growth in the agricultural, industrial and...

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– Growth and Redistribution for Poverty Reduction
Hulya Dagdeviren, Rolph van der Hoeven, John Weeks - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Recent development literature has placed priority on poverty reduction, and on possible growth enhancement from a more equal distribution of assets and income. At the same time, empirical work consistently shows that economic growth is no more than distribution neutral. In that context, this paper...

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– A Case Study of Pakistan
Tilat Anwar - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

While globalization is viewed as a key to future economic development, it is also argued that it increases poverty, threatens employment and living standards of the poor. Like many other developing countries, Pakistan also attempted to integrate its economy in the global economy through...

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– Misspecified Policies and Estimates
M. H. Suryanarayana - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Specification counts in the formulation of any economic problem, estimation of its magnitude and its assessment. This is particularly so for problems in the context of economic development. Solutions for poverty alleviation in developing countries like India are often formulated under misspecified...

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– Insights from CGE Modelling of the Mozambican Economy
Henning Tarp Jensen, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper makes use of a 1997 computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse three potential strategies that Mozambique can pursue unilaterally with a view to initiating a sustainable development process. They include (i) an agriculture-first strategy, (ii) an agricultural-...

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– Convergence Empirics of Economic Growth across Indian States
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper documents the convergence of incomes across Indian states over the period 1965 to 1998. It departs from traditional analyses of convergence by tracking the evolution of the entire income distribution, instead of standard regression and time series analyses. The findings reveal twin-peaks...

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Arne Bigsten, Jörgen Levin - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper reviews recent research dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. This generally fails to find any systematic pattern of change in income distribution during recent decades. Neither does it find any systematic link from fast growth to...

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Jennifer Mbabazi, Oliver Morrissey, Chris Milner - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in the relationship between income inequality and growth, manifested in a number of important publications. In parallel with this, concern with the impact of economic reform and globalization on developing countries has led to an upsurge of interest in...

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