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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.

Sprache
Englisch
ISBN
9291908061

Erschienen in
Series: WIDER Research Paper ; No. 2006/38

Klassifikation
Wirtschaft
Distribution: General
Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty: General
Economic Development: General
Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
Thema
multidimensionality of poverty
Millennium Development Goals
pro-poor growth
growth incidence curve
Bolivia
Armut
Wirtschaftswachstum
Millennium Development Goals
Bolivien

Ereignis
Geistige Schöpfung
(wer)
Grosse, Melanie
Harttgen, Kenneth
Klasen, Stephan
Ereignis
Veröffentlichung
(wer)
The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
(wo)
Helsinki
(wann)
2006

Handle
Letzte Aktualisierung
12.07.2024, 13:22 MESZ

Objekttyp

  • Arbeitspapier

Beteiligte

  • Grosse, Melanie
  • Harttgen, Kenneth
  • Klasen, Stephan
  • The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Entstanden

  • 2006

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