How strong is the evidence for the existence of poverty traps ? A multi country assessment

@inproceedings{Mckay2010HowSI,
  title={How strong is the evidence for the existence of poverty traps ? A multi country assessment},
  author={Andy Mckay},
  year={2010}
}
Poverty is commonly identified in terms of a household’s per capita (or per adult) consumption or income falling below a poverty line; thus the chronic or persistent poor are those whose consumption/income falls below the poverty line in all or most periods within a panel data set. Evidence from a number of countries suggests that the chronic poor identified in this manner typically have a number of distinct characteristics which might be considered possible explanations of chronic poverty… CONTINUE READING

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES

Shifts in non-income welfare in South Africa: 1993-2004

  • H. Bhorat, P. Naidoo, C. van der Westhuisen
  • Working Paper 06/108, Development Policy Research…
  • 2006
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Identifying asset poverty thresholds

  • F. Naschold
  • new methods with an application to Pakistan and…
  • 2005
Highly Influential
25 Excerpts

Exploring alternative measures of welfare in the absence of expenditure data

  • D. E. Sahn, D. Stifel
  • Review of income and wealth 49 (4), 463–490.
  • 2003
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Rural livelihood and diversity in developing countries

  • F. Ellis
  • Oxford: Oxford Press University.
  • 2001
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…