The growth elasticity of poverty reduction : explaining heterogeneity across countries and time periods 1

@inproceedings{Bourguignon2002TheGE,
  title={The growth elasticity of poverty reduction : explaining heterogeneity across countries and time periods 1},
  author={François Bourguignon},
  year={2002}
}
An identity links the rate of economic growth, the speed of poverty reduction and changes in the distribution of income during some time period in a given country. A few authors used that identity to understand the causes for observed changes in poverty and to identify the exact role of economic growth in poverty reduction. Yet, many empirical cross-country studies of the relationship between growth and poverty are based on linear regression models that are ill specified because they ignore… CONTINUE READING
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