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Measuring pro-poor progress towards the non-income Millennium Development Goals

In order to track progress in MDG1 and explicitly link growth, inequality, and poverty reduction, several measures of pro-poor growth have been proposed in the literature and used in applied academic and policy work. These measures, particularly the ones derived from the growth incidence curve, allow a much more detailed assessment of the distributional impact of growth and its link to poverty reduction. However, there are no corresponding measures for tracking the distribution of progress in non-income dimensions of poverty, and thus the distribution of progress towards MDGs 2-7. In this paper, we propose to extend the pro-poor growth measurement to non-income dimensions of poverty (particularly health and education). We empirically illustrate the approach for Bolivia and show that it allows a much more detailed assessment of progress towards MDGs 2-7 by focusing on the distribution of progress. Furthermore, this extension also allows an explicit assessment of the linkage between progress in MDG1 and MDGs 2-7 as well as extends traditional incidence analysis by quantifying outcomes in non-income dimensions of poverty along the income distribution.

Language
Englisch

Bibliographic citation
Series: IAI Discussion Papers ; No. 144

Classification
Wirtschaft
Distribution: General
Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty: General
Economic Development: General
Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
Subject
Armut
Wirtschaftswachstum
Millennium Development Goals
Bolivien

Event
Geistige Schöpfung
(who)
Grosse, Melanie
Harttgen, Kenneth
Klasen, Stephan
Event
Veröffentlichung
(who)
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (IAI)
(where)
Göttingen
(when)
2006

Handle
Last update
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Object type

  • Arbeitspapier

Associated

  • Grosse, Melanie
  • Harttgen, Kenneth
  • Klasen, Stephan
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (IAI)

Time of origin

  • 2006

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