Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-Poor Economic Development

By Anthony Shorrocks; Rolph Van Der Hoeven | Go to book overview

List of Figures
2.1 Incomes of the poor and average incomes 31
2.2 Growth and distribution effects of policies 51
3.1 Poverty tends to fall with growth in mean household income or expenditure 67
4.1 Growth elasticities of P0 for three countries compared 84
4.2 Growth elasticities of P1 for three countries compared 85
4.3 Growth elasticities of P2 for three countries compared 85
4.4 Headcount poverty: Absolute change for South Africa 86
8.1 Standard error as percentage of point estimate: Rural Ecuador, headcount 164
8.2 Standard error as percentage of point estimate: Rural Ecuador, FGT2 165
8.3 Standard error as percentage of point estimate: Urban Ecuador, headcount 165
8.4 Standard error as percentage of point estimate: Urban Ecuador, FGT2 166
8.5 Ratio of estimated standard error to point estimate: headcount 166
8.6 Ratio of estimated standard error to point estimate: headcount 167
8.7 Rural poverty by canton: headcount and poverty gap 169
8.8 Firaisana level FGT0 estimates 170
8.9 Firaisanas with FGT0 different than the FGT0 in their faritany 171
8.10 Poverty within poverty: South Africa 172
8.11 Poverty by area of aggregation: Headcount, rural Ecuador 173
8.12 Poverty by area of aggregation: Headcount, Madagascar 173
8.13 Poverty by area of aggregation: Headcount, South Africa 174
9.1 Relative GDP per capita of Indian states, 1965-88 180
9.2 Relative income dynamics across Indian states, 1-year horizon, (a) 1965-70, (b) 1971-80, (c) 1981-89, and (d) 1990-97 183
9.3 Relative per capita incomes across Indian states, (a) infrastructure, (b) capital expenditure, (c) education, and (d) fiscal deficit conditionings 190
10.1 Relative change of mean household income for each household income centile, when performing the three counterfactual simulations for Abidjan using 1992 as starting point (smoothing by a cubic spline) 215
10.2 Relative change of mean household income for each household income centile, when performing the three counterfactual simulations for rural areas using 1993 as starting point (smoothing by a cubic spline) 217
11.1 CDFs of years of schooling in Ceará: Actual and simulated 232
11.2 Earnings: Raising mean schooling to 7 years, β99237
11.3 Earnings: Raising mean schooling to 7 years, βconcave238
11.4 Earnings: Raising mean schooling to 7 years, βconvex238
11.5 Earnings: Reducing illiteracy by 50%, β99239

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Table of contents

  • Unu World Institute for Development Economics Research (Unu/Wider) ii
  • Growth, Inequality, and Poverty iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vii
  • List of Tables ix
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xi
  • List of Contributors xiii
  • Acknowledgements xvi
  • Introduction 1
  • References 12
  • 1: Economic Policy, Distribution, and Poverty 13
  • References 28
  • Appendix 57
  • References 59
  • 3: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty 62
  • 4: The Growth Elasticity of Poverty 81
  • Appendix 102
  • References 105
  • 6: Growth, Distribution, and Poverty Reduction 107
  • References 123
  • Appendix: Method and Sources 149
  • References 151
  • References 175
  • 9: Twin Peaks 176
  • 9.6 Conclusion 194
  • 10: A Decomposition of Inequality and Poverty Changes in the Context of Macroeconomic Adjustment 197
  • References 220
  • References 249
  • References 271
  • Index 277
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