Konferenzbeitrag

Measuring Pro-Poor Growth with Non-Income Indicators

One existing shortcoming of current pro-poor growth concepts and measurements is that they are completely focused on income. But growth that is declared to be pro-poor where the measure is based only on income must not automatically imply improvement in the nonincome (or social) dimension of poverty. In our paper, we introduce the multidimensionality of poverty into the pro-poor growth measurement by applying the growth incidence curve to non-income indicators. We investigate if growth in non-income indicators was absolutely and relatively pro-poor. Furthermore, we investigate if the incomepoor benefited from social improvements in linking the development of non-income indicators to the position in the income distribution. We illustrate this empirically for Bolivia between 1989 and 1998 and find that growth was pro-poor both in the income and in the non-income dimension, but results are less clear for the non-income development of the income-poor.

Sprache
Englisch

Erschienen in
Series: Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 ; No. 22

Klassifikation
Wirtschaft
Distribution: General
Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty: General
Economic Development: General
Thema
Pro-Poor Growth
Multidimensionality of Poverty
Growth Incidence Curve
Bolivia.

Ereignis
Geistige Schöpfung
(wer)
Klasen, Stephan
Harttgen, Kenneth
Grosse, Melanie
Ereignis
Veröffentlichung
(wer)
Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer
(wo)
Hannover
(wann)
2005

Handle
Letzte Aktualisierung
12.07.2024, 13:22 MESZ

Objekttyp

  • Konferenzbeitrag

Beteiligte

  • Klasen, Stephan
  • Harttgen, Kenneth
  • Grosse, Melanie
  • Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer

Entstanden

  • 2005

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