The Empirics of growth, poverty and inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Emerta Asminew Aragie


It is becoming a consensus that there is recently an up break in the growth rate trend of low income countries (more importantly countries in SSA) of the world. In this paper, we analyzed the impact of the growth (where it was observed) on income poverty and inequality in selected countries drawing on available household survey data published by the World Bank in its Global Poverty Monitoring Database. By constructing a panel of income, poverty and inequality measures for selected countries, we were able to analyze the impact of growth on poverty and inequality; and of inequality on poverty. The result implies that inequality does not change significantly over time in the set of countries analyzed and that growth in these countries is generally pro-poor. It also depict that these countries should sustainably grow by about 7 percent per annum to achieve the MDG of poverty alleviation.

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Primary Descriptors:growth

Secondary Descriptor:poverty

Geographic Descriptors:Sub-Saharan Africa
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Sustainable development
Call Number:WPN 1/2009
Serial Key Title:EEA/EEPRI working paper
Publication catagory:Working paper
Content type:EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-08-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: WP 1 2009_Emerta Asminew Aragie_The Empirics of growth poverty and inequality in Sub Saharan Africa.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Periodical
Author: Emerta Asminew Aragie

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