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On Distributional change, Pro-poor growth and Convergence

Shatakshee Dhongde () and Jacques Silber ()

No 377, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: This paper proposes a unified approach to the measurement of distributional change. The framework is used to define indices of inequality, 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 a generalized Gini index. This unified approach is then used to study the link between income and other non-income characteristics, such as education or health. An empirical illustration based on Indian data on infant survival levels in 2001 and 2011 highlights the usefulness of the proposed measures.

Keywords: beta-convergence; sigma-convergence; Gini index; India; infant mortality; pro-poor growth; relative concentration curve. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 I32 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2015-10
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