On distributional change, pro-poor growth and convergence
Shatakshee Dhongde and
Jacques Silber ()
The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2016, vol. 14, issue 3, No 1, 249-267
Abstract This paper proposes a unified approach to the measurement of distributional change. The framework is used to define indices of inequality in proportional growth rates, convergence, and pro-poorness of growth and associated equivalent growth rates. A distinction is made between non-anonymous and anonymous measures. The analysis is extended by using the notion of generalized Gini index. This unified approach is then implemented to study the link between income and other non-income characteristics, such as education and health. Empirical illustrations based on Indian data on individual educational achievements and on state wide infant survival levels highlight the usefulness of the proposed measures.
Keywords: Convergence; Educational achievements; Gini index; India; Infant survival; Pro-poor growth; Relative concentration curve (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (10) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10888-016-9321-y Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Journal Article: On distributional change, pro-poor growth and convergence (2016)
Working Paper: On Distributional change, Pro-poor growth and Convergence (2015)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:14:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s10888-016-9321-y
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... th/journal/10888/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
The Journal of Economic Inequality is currently edited by Stephen Jenkins
More articles in The Journal of Economic Inequality from Springer, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().