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Concepts and Operationalization of Pro-Poor Growth

Mario Negre ()

No wp-2010-047, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Growth that reduces poverty is often considered pro-poor regardless of whether the poor benefit from it more than the non-poor. Such growth could simply be termed poverty-reducing growth. This paper argues that for growth to be pro-poor it should disproportionally benefit the poor. The paper proposes an operational definition of pro-poor growth that restricts it to the cases in which the mean income of the poor increases proportionally more than that of the non-poor.

Keywords: Economic development; Equity; Income distribution; Measurement (Poverty) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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