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Pro-Poor Growth Using Non-Income Indicators: An Empirical Illustration for Colombia

Adriana Cardozo () and Melanie Grosse ()
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Melanie Grosse: University of Göttingen / Germany

No 192, Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers from Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research

Abstract: In this paper, we analyze how the distribution of selected non-income welfare indicators changed between 1997 and 2003 in Colombia. We use multidimensional pro-poor growth measurement techniques and create indices for assets, health, education, and subjective welfare using two alternative weighing techniques: polychoric principal components and normatively selected weights. Results show that while income and expenditures fluctuated according to economic growth, reflecting the effects of the 1999 economic crisis, non-income indicators had minor changes. While income and expenditures decreased for all income percentiles, and relatively more for the richest, the non-income dimensions stagnated and remained in 2003 as unequally distributed as in 1997.

Keywords: Pro-Poor Growth; Inequality; Welfare Measurement; Multidimensionality of Poverty; Latin America; Colombia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D30 I30 O10 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 47 pages
Date: 2009-06-24
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