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Interrelationship between Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: The Asian Experience

  title={Interrelationship between Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: The Asian Experience},
  author={Hyun Hwa Son},
  journal={Asian development review},
  • H. Son
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Economics
  • Asian development review
This paper examines the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty for 17 Asian countries for the period 1981–2001. It deals with two distinct but related issues. First, it investigates how much growth is required to offset the adverse effect of an increase in inequality on poverty. This trade-off between inequality and growth is quantified using a tool called the “inequality-growth trade-off index.” The trade-off index measures how much growth in mean income or… 

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